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Diabetes forecast to hit one in 10 adults by 2030
Countries recently marked World Diabetes Day, and with the occasion came a dire warning about the rapid increase in adult cases of the disease.
The International Diabetes Federation predicts that at least one in 10 adults could have diabetes by 2030. The advocacy group estimated that 552 million people could have diabetes over the next two decades, citing factors like aging and demographic changes. And that figure is considered conservative because it doesn't take into account growing obesity rates and the direct link to diabetes.
Meantime, Canada's Minister of Health has launched the Canadian Diabetes Risk Questionnaire, known as CANRISK, to inform Canadians about their risks of developing type 2 diabetes and to encourage them to make healthy lifestyle decisions to prevent it. Approximately 2 million Canadians have been diagnosed with type 2 diabetes and many more are unaware that they have the disease.
Currently, the CANRISK Questionnaire can be obtained at any Shoppers Drug Mart location, or accessed online by clicking here.