Martin Silink, IDF President, 2006-2009Diabetes is no longer an epidemic that can be ignored. Each new edition of the Diabetes Atlas, strengthened by the latest prevalence studies, confirms the fact that diabetes is increasing - and increasing rapidly - in every part of the world. At the same time, there is now good evidence showing that type 2 diabetes can be prevented in many cases, and that there are cost-effective measures for preventing diabetic complications.
Robert Beaglehole, World Health OrganizationChronic diseases account for a large proportion of the global burden of disease and are the major cause of death in almost all countries. It is estimated that diabetes, cardiovascular disease, cancer and other chronic, noncommunicable diseases caused 35 million deaths in 2005. Total deaths from infectious diseases, maternal and perinatal conditions and nutritional deficiencies are projected to decline by 3% by 2015. At the same time, deaths due to chronic diseases are projected to increase by 17%.
The Diabetes Atlas Online contains content from the third edition of the Diabetes Atlas, and includes data tables, graphics and illustrations. The online version contains:
- Text with downloadable data tables, interactive maps, and charts
- PowerPoint Slides with worldwide and regional data
- Graphics in jpg formats