International Diabetes Federation: One in 10 adults will have it by 2030

Andrew Krammer

The International Diabetes Federation is estimating that one in 10 adults will have diabetes by 2030.

Their new data, released on Monday in conjunction with World Diabetes Day, indicates the current number of people living with diabetes is expected to rise from the current 366 million to 552 million.

Places where infectious disease has been the primary killer are most at risk: the study says that diabetes cases are expected to rise by 90% in Africa — where it says 78% of diabetics are undiagnosed and unaware of their condition.

In Minnesota, about a quarter of a million people have diabetes with 20,000 new cases diagnosed per year. The 2010 Diabetes in Minnesota Fact Sheet states that one in three adults in Minnesota have prediabetes or diabetes.

According to the IDF study, 78,000 children develop type 1 diabetes every year, with the greatest number of diabetics being between 40-59 years of age.