India among top ten countries with highest Type 1 diabetes prevalence: Lancet study

Updated: Sep 21 2022 9:31PM

Melbourne, Sep 21 (PTI) An estimated 8.4 million people were living with Type 1 Diabetes across the globe in 2021, and India was among the top ten countries with highest prevalence of the disease, according to a modelling study published in The Lancet Diabetes & Endocrinology journal.

This number is predicted to increase to 13.5-17.4 million people living with Type 1 Diabetes (T1D) by 2040, the researchers said.

"Given that prevalence of people with T1D is projected to increase in all countries to up to 17.5 million cases in 2040, our results provide a warning for substantial negative implications for societies and healthcare systems," said Professor Graham Ogle, one of the authors of the study, from the University of Sydney, Australia.