Diabetes affects an estimated 425 million people worldwide. Over 22% of the adult population in Mauritius is afflicted with type 2 diabetes and an equally high percentage suffers from pre-diabetes. For decades, Mauritius has figured among the top 10 countries with the highest incidence of diabetes. Importantly, type 2 diabetes is no longer limited to adults as the epidemic is also emerging in children and adolescents.
To mark World Diabetes Day, celebrated annually on November 14, CIDP will champion a public-oriented event on 20 and 25 November to raise awareness on the disease and how to keep diabetes at bay.