Obesity and Diabetes

Anna Maria Ferriero, Maria Lucia Specchia

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter


Prevalence of diabetes was 8.3 % in 2013 and projections estimate that it will be 10.1 % in 2035. In 2013, 382 million people had diabetes; in 2035, they could be 592 million. The number of people with diabetes is increasing in every country. Almost half of the people with diabetes are undiagnosed. 5.1 million people died due to diabetes in 2013. During 2013, about US$ 548 billion were spent on health care for diabetes. Management of the disease is not optimal and does not reach many, perhaps the majority, of the people who could benefit. There is now extensive evidence on the optimal management of diabetes, offering the opportunity of improving the immediate and long-term quality of life of patients and avoiding complications which are major causes of early death in most countries. Several programs have been launched worldwide and they could help managers and clinicians for the prevention and management of the disease.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationA systematic Review of Key Issues in Public Health
Number of pages20
Publication statusPublished - 2015


  • Diabetes
  • Obesity


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