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Data from 2011 WHO statement Total prevalence:  12.9 million people with diabetes (10% of total population) Diagnosed : 9.4 million Undiagnosed: 3.5 million Pre diabetes: 38 million people 20.5% women and 15.9% men have prediabetes It is estimated that Pakistan is become 7th largest country in terms of Diabetes population and it will be 4th largest by the year 2030. It is an alarming figure.  

Death rates: Diabetes is the cause of 88,000 deaths per day Men: 35,615 Women: 52,397 Death can be due to heart attack or stroke that is more prevalent in diabetic population or it can be due to complications of diabetes like renal failure or life threatening infections.

Heart disease and stroke: Risk of heart attack and stroke is 2-4 times higher in diabetic patients as compared to normal population Heart disease in women with diabetes is 23% more than women without diabetes.

ESRD ( End stage kidney disease) 101,145 people with end stage kidney disease due to diabetes are on dialysis and need kidney transplant.

Leg amputations: 60% of non-traumatic amputations are due to diabetes. This is 15-40 times greater than normal population.

Blindness: Diabetic retinopathy is a leading cause of blindness in adults aged 20-74 years. 28.5% people with diabetes over 40 years have diabetic retinopathy.

Cost of diabetes: Pakistan is a poor country, having very little quota for health budget. 24$ per person cost of diabetes in Pakistan

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