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DIABETES STATISTICS - NIGERIA (AFRICA)
* It is estimated that 1 of every 55 adults have diabetes - Nigeria’s diabetes national prevalence (18-99 years) is 1.8%
* In 2017 Nigeria is estimated to have 1,731,811 diabetics aged 18-99 years
* Nigeria is in the Top 5 Countries in Africa for number of people with diabetes (Age: 18-99 years), 2017.
* Africa is the region with the highest percentage of undiagnosed people – 70% of people with diabetes do not know they have it.
* In Africa, 3 out of 4 (73%) deaths due to diabetes were people under age 60 – the highest proportion among the regions of the world.
* 1 in 10 live births are affected by hyperglycemia in pregnancy
* Only $3.4 billion was spent on healthcare for people with diabetes in 2017 – less than 1% of the global expenditure and the lowest amount of all 7 regions.
To empower our peoples with diabetes to improve their quality of life
For the last five years, Help Beat Diabetes Care Centre has helped thousands of adults with diabetes find hope. With the generous support of our parent company we have provided life-saving medication and informational resources to thousands of individuals.
Because of the growing needs of the community, Help Beat Diabetes Care Centre is dedicated to doubling the number of people we serve each year. Our cornerstone program, Medication Assistance, which provides a lifesaving short-term supply of diabetes medication and supplies to all who need it, including indigent Clients is positioned to increase the number of individuals served.
Our One-On-One Support program which helps individuals create personal healthcare plans will grow its online resources and videos to allow people, wherever they live, to access Help Beat Diabetes Care Centre’s informational database twenty-four hours a day, 365 days a year. Because of our longstanding and successful support of the community, Help Beat Diabetes Care Centre is positioned to quickly meet the growing needs of the community.
What is diabetes?
Diabetes is a chronic, debilitating disease that requires life-long treatment and greatly increases the risk of serious, long-term complications.
Symptoms: Tiredness, weight loss, increased thirst, frequent urination, blurred vision.
Complications: In time, serious complications can result from raised blood glucose. These complications are largely preventable, and many could be delayed with early diagnosis and effective treatment.
Life expectancy: Diabetes reduces life expectancy by 5-10 years. In Africa, mortality rates for diagnosed diabetes vary greatly between 7.6% and 41%. Africa has the highest age-specific mortality rates in the world.
Complications of Diabetes:
Amputation: Diabetes is the leading cause of non-traumatic lower limb amputations. In Africa, about 12% of all diabetic patients have foot ulcers, and 7% amputation.
Kidney disease: One third of patients admitted to dialysis units, and end-stage renal failure are diabetic patients. Effective treatment can help prevent diabetic kidney disease, or delay the need for dialysis or transplantation for 10-20 years.
Heart attack: The risk of heart attack is three times greater for people with diabetes, and heart disease affects 20% of diabetic patients in Africa.
Stroke: Stroke is up to four times more likely than in people without diabetes.
Blindness: In Africa, retinopathy affects up to 55% of diagnosed diabetes patients and 21-25% are already affected at the time of diagnosis.
Studies have shown that regular structured blood glucose testing, or structured self-monitoring of blood glucose (SMBG), can help people with type 2 who are not treated with insulin to better understand their condition, improve their long-term blood glucose control, reduce their HbA1c and their subsequent chances of developing diabetes-related complications such as depression, heart disease, and amputation.Call: Diabetes Care line: 08095910059 for advice on HOW, WHY and WHEN to Test