Diabetes Voice

Diabetes Voice is the online magazine of IDF. It covers the latest developments in diabetes care, education, prevention, research, health policy and economics, as well as themes related to living with diabetes. Diabetes Voice goes to the heart of issues that are crucial to all those who can further the promotion of diabetes care, prevention, and a cure worldwide.

Diabetes Voice was made available as a print and digital magazine until 2018. It is now available as a digital platform at diabetesvoice.org.

Archive content of the magazine until March 2018 is available below.

Issue: June 2014
Section: Diabetes views

Lifestyle intervention eases battle with diabetes

Last update: 15/03/2017

Pakistan is the sixth most populous country in Southeast Asia with a population exceeding 180 million. Today, diabetes prevalence in Pakistan is estimated to be 6.8%.1 In 2010, a World Bank report warned that Pakistan is facing a health crisis, with rising rates of diabetes, obesity, heart disease obesity and other non-communicable diseases (NCDs). According to the report, NCDs account for 59% of the total disease burden in Pakistan.2 The rising prevalence of diabetes in Pakistan is eclipsed only by the 88,000 annual deaths attributed to complications of diabetes. By 2035, it is estimated that 12.8 million people will be living with diabetes in Pakistan.

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