Diabetes in Spain

Diabetes, beyond becoming one of the diseases of the 21st century, is a disease that is beginning to condition the lives of many diabetics. That is why we will see how diabetes has behaved in Spain and visualize in numbers how it has evolved.

The reason diabetes is increasing so much in recent years is among other reasons due to the emergence of large amounts of fats food, food processed with added sugars, and all kinds of nutrient-based foods with high glucose content and other components that in our body end up becoming glucose, in addition to the lack of sport in our daily routine.

Diabetes, a growing disease

According to the Spanish Diabetes Federation, the number of diabetics has increased to 5.5 million people, which meets approximately the 10% rule that is eventually increasing. In Spain, only 3 million of diabetics were currently on record with their diabetes. As a statement to be taken into account, in the mid-1990s in Spain there were a total of 2.1 million diabetics

In the last two years, the number of diabetics has increased by 1 million years, and annually the disease kills more than 25,000 people a year. A silent disease that the rest of the population does not know or ignore, and that they should be fighting on the basis of good nutrition and exercise. Compared to breast cancer that causes about 6,000 deaths annually or in the face of a thousand cancers. It is currently the fourth disease in first world countries and is beginning to affect other developing countries.

The data is starting to scare

The current forecast is a 20-year increase in around 500 million diabetics worldwide. And in Spain, as in the rest of the world it is increasing in the same proportion. And this to the public coffers of the State is costing about 2,500 euros for each diabetic, which means double the average per Spaniard since this pathology has an expensive treatment.

The belief that it is a disease of the old and the rich is being dismantled by database, as 80% of those affected have been found to be between the ages of 40 and 60, living in poor countries or developing countries. Countries such as India and China currently top the list of the world’s most diabetic countries.

All these figures reflected above are due to the sedentary lifestyle increasingly common in the population and in children in particular in addition to the diet abundant in processed food rich in elements that do not favor maintaining a balanced diet very away from the Mediterranean diet.


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