22 & # 39; November – A new study on access to insulin for people living with diabetes provide 40 million people with & # 39; this left foot without vital medication by 2030, particularly in & # 39; regions of Africa, Asia and Oceania.
As the number of & # 39; people living with diabetes continues to increase, access to insulin needed to meet growing demand will be reduced, predicts research published in the journal Lancet Diabetes and Endocrinology.
Diabetes, which can & # 39; lead to blindness, kidney failure, heart problems, pain and neuropathic amputations, actually affects nine percent & # 39; adults worldwide, an increase of & # 39; 5% compared with 1980 levels.
The researchers said that the demand for insulin needed to deal with & # 39; effectively with type 2 diabetes will increase by & # 39; more than 20 percent in 12 years to come, but that insulin will be & # 39; away from half of the 79 million type 2 diabetes is predicted to need them in 2030.
By 2030, it is expected that 79 million adults b & # 39; type 2 diabetes require insulin to control their condition and, if they maintain current levels & # 39; access, half will only be able to obtain an adequate supply , revealed the study financed by Helmsley Charitable Trust.
Access to medicines has improved with & # 39; significantly, researchers warn, b & # 39; in particular in Africa regions, the Asia and Oceania, which will be most affected.
"These estimates suggest that current levels of & # 39; access to insulin are very inadequate compared to projected needs, b & # 39; particularly in Africa and Asia, and should be stepped up efforts to overcome this challenge looming health, "said Sanjay Basu. Professor of Medicine & # 39; Stanford, who led the research.
"Despite the UN's commitment to dealing with non-communicable diseases and ensure universal access to diabetes drugs, f & # 39; most of insulin this world is scarce and difficult to access for patients", he recalled.