More than 40,000,000 people in the world will not have access to insulin by 2030. This is a diabetes epidemic that is expected to lead to a record investigation of medicines, writes 24chasa.bg. Experts believe that the amount of insulin needed for effective treatment of type 2 diabetes will increase by more than 20% over the next 12 years.
According to the statement, the number of people in need will be more than 79 million adults. And if access to the medicine remains the same as now, only half of the people can get the right amount. To prevent this, a significant improvement in accessibility is required. A report from scientists states that it is particularly important to improve access to insulin in some regions of Africa, Asia and Oceania, where diabetics will be most affected by the shortage.
The study is based on data from the International Diabetes Federation and 14 separate studies that give an idea of the number of people with type 2 diabetes in 221 countries around the world. Data from the report indicate that the number of diabetics worldwide will increase from more than 400,000,000 in 2018 to more than 500,000,000 by 2030. Of these, a total of 79,000,000 people will need insulin, with only 38,000,000 will be able to get it. .