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Incidence of Type-2 Diabetes increased 3X in 30 years (by the way, Vitamin D helps) – July 2022

Type-2 Diabetes Mellitus (T2DM): Spatial-temporal Patterns of Incidence, Mortality and Attributable Risk Factors from 1990 to 2019 among 21 World Regions

Mehak Nanda, Rajesh Sharma, Sumaira Mubarik, Aashima Aashima & Kai Zhang
Endocrine (2022)


Type-2 diabetes Mellitus (T2DM) is one of the leading causes of death and disability worldwide. This study examines temporal patterns of the global, regional, and national burden of T2DM in the last three decades.

Data and methods
The estimates of age, sex and location-wise incident cases, deaths, prevalent cases, and disability-adjusted-life-years (DALYs) and risk factors for 21 regions and 204 countries are retrieved from the Global Burden of Disease 2019 study from 1990 to 2019. Socio-demographic index (SDI) is used as the indicator of the development status of countries, and quadratic regression is employed to examine the relationship between country-level age-standardized rates and SDI.

Globally, incident cases of T2DM more than doubled from 8.4 million [95% uncertainty interval, 7.8–9.1 million] in 1990 to 21.7 million [20.0–23.5 million] in 2019, and deaths more than doubled from 606,407 [573,069–637,508] to 1.5 million[1.4–1.6 million] between 1990 and 2019.
Global T2DM prevalence increased from

  • 148.4 million [135.5–162.6 million] in 1990 to
  • 437.9 million[402.0–477.0 million] in 2019.

In 2019, global age-standardized prevalence rate stood at 5282.8/100,000 [4853.6–5752.1], varying from 2174.5/100,000 [1924.3–2470.5] in Mongolia to 19876.8/100,000 [18211.1–21795.3] in American Samoa. SDI exhibited inverted-U shaped relationship with country-level age-standardised rates.

  • high body-mass-index (51.9%),
  • ambient particulate matter pollution (13.6%),
  • smoking (9.9%) and
  • secondhand smoke (8.7%)

were the major contributing risk factors towards T2DM DALYs in 2019.

With ubiquitously rising prevalent cases globally, particularly in low and middle-income countries and regions, T2DM requires immediate attention and targeted policy response worldwide centered on lifestyle interventions (e.g., physical activity, smoking, diet, and obesity), air pollution control and cost-effective timely treatment.

VitaminDwiki - Overview Diabetes and vitamin D contains

  • Diabetes is 5X more frequent far from the equator
  • Children getting 2,000 IU of vitamin D are 8X less likely to get Type 1 diabetes
  • Obese people get less sun / Vitamin D - and also vitamin D gets lost in fat
  • Sedentary people get less sun / Vitamin D
  • Worldwide Diabetes increase has been concurrent with vitamin D decrease and air conditioning
  • Elderly get 4X less vitamin D from the same amount of sun
        Elderly also spend less time outdoors and have more clothes on
  • All items in category Diabetes and Vitamin D 540 items: both Type 1 and Type 2

Vitamin D appears to both prevent and treat diabetes

Number of articles in both categories of Diabetes and:
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  • Dark Skin 24;   Intervention 56;   Meta-analysis 38;   Obesity 35;  Pregnancy 44;   T1 (child) 39;  Omega-3 11;  Vitamin D Receptor 24;  Genetics 12;  Magnesium 27    Click here to see details

Some Diabetes studies

50 ng of Vitamin D fights Diabetes

T1 Diabetes


Diabetes, Metabolic Syndrome and Magnesium - many studies
Diabetic Epidemic

  • Step back to 1994. Suppose an epidemic struck the United States, causing blindness, kidney failure, and leg amputations in steadily increasing numbers.
    Suppose that in less than a decade's time, the epidemic had victimized one out of every eight people
    That epidemic is real, and its name is diabetes, now the nation's sixth leading cause of death.
    Chart from the web (2018?)

Almost 10% of US will have type II diabetes by 2045


See also: Diabetes Will Double by 2050 Mercola July 2023

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