Alarm as diabetes rate more than doubles in three decades

GRAPHIC | JOY ABISAGI

What you need to know:

  • Prevalence of diabetes in Kenya was six per cent in 2014, a 150 per cent rise from 2.4 per cent in 1980
  • One in every 17 Kenyans has diabetes, and 12,890 people in Kenya died from both diabetes and high blood glucose in 2014
  • Globally, the number of adults living with diabetes has almost quadrupled to 422 million in 2014 from 108 million in 1980, with most living in developing countries

The prevalence of diabetes in Kenya has more than doubled in the last three decades, according to the first Global Report on Diabetes.

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