IHME celebrates the 100th anniversary of the discovery of insulin, a health innovation that has saved millions lives worldwide.
In this video, Research Scientist Dr. Liane Ong on IHME's Global Burden of Disease: Diabetes Estimation team briefly explains findings from GBD 2019.
In GBD 2019, IHME estimated that there approximately 460 million people in the world with diabetes. The rate of diabetes has increased in every region of the world and nearly 50-percent globally since 1990. This increase is driven by type 2 diabetes. This is not surprising, as we also see rising rates of obesity throughout the world, which is a major risk factor of diabetes. We expect to see this increase continue in GBD 2020, and no clear evidence that it will change any time soon.
- GBD 2019 | Summary of type 2 diabetes
- The Lancet | Global burden of 87 risk factors in 204 coutnries and territories, 1990-2019: a systematic analysis for the Global Burden of Disease Study 2019
- BMC: Population Health Metrics | The burden of diabetes and hyperglycemia in Brazil: a Global Burden of Disease Study 2017
- IHME | GBD Compare Visualization Tool (explore global health trends for diabetes, hypertension, chronic kidney disease, and more)
- IHME | U.S. Interactive Health Map (explore health trends at the county level for diabetes, hypertension, chronic kidney disease, and more)
- JAMA | Global Trends in Type 2 Diabetes, 2007 – 2017