If you are diabetic, be aware of this. Currently the diagnosis of diabetes mellitus is gradually increased worldwide, and a new study published in The Lancet warns that if this increase in people with the disease continues, there will not be enough insulin To everyone
According to the Mexican Diabetes Federation, it insulin the hormone is produced by pancreatic beta cells in response to elevated levels of glucose in the blood. Therefore, insulin is a substance that is produced in the body to help the energy of food be used, and so all daily activities can be performed.
In some cases, the pancreas does not have enough insulin or can not use it properly in the body, so it is necessary to apply it externally to a syringe.
Alert for global shortcomings
In that sense, the study conducted by researchers at Stanford University in the United States and published in The Lancet states that if the trend of increased diabetes mellitus continues, there will be enough insulin.
According to researchers, half of people with the disease need insulin but can not access it. Researchers at Stanford University also explain that more than falling diabetes rates, they have risen, and access to insulin is increasingly complicated because prices have risen significantly.
Cost and availability of insulin
In this regard, a study published in JAMA found that the price of insulin has risen triple between 2002 and 2013, although manufacturing costs have not changed. In Mexico, the National Institute of Public Health (INSP) recently indicated that diabetes is the biggest cause of death in Mexico; 14% of adults in Mexico have diabetes, and it is estimated that there may be 80,000 deaths a year.
Finally, data from the International Diabetes Federation show that the incidence of type 2 diabetes will increase between 2018 and 2030.