Currently, 8.9% of Canadians live with diabetes (~90% are T2D), which has more than doubled since 2000. Disproportionately affected are disadvantaged populations, including Indigenous peoples, who experience 3 to 5 times higher rates of T2D than the general population.
Like other non-communicable diseases, diabetes mellitus (DM) across the world is a leading cause of morbidity and premature mortality. It disproportionately affects low- and middle-income countries (LMICs). Prevention of diabetes saves lives, improves quality of life and preserves health resources. These countries face unique and substantial barriers in their attempts
The prevalence of prediabetes is increasing worldwide and it is projected that more than 470 million people will have prediabetes in 2030. Prediabetes is a condition marked by above-normal blood sugar levels that aren't high enough to be diagnosed as type 2 diabetes.