The IDF estimates that the percentage of U.S. residents affected by diabetes will increase to 11.6 by 2035, which will be 29.7 million people.

About 8.3 percent of the U.S. population had a form of diabetes in 2011, according to the American Diabetes Association.

Diabetes is a disease that causes people to have higher blood glucose, or sugar, levels than normal. The vast majority of people with diabetes have Type 2 diabetes, a problem in which the person is not sufficiently using a hormone called insulin. Insulin is responsible for breaking down sugars and using energy derived from them.

Patients have to control their diets and may have to take additional insulin and other medications to balance out their blood sugar levels. If left untreated, diabetes can cause complications including glaucoma, cataracts, other eye problems, neuropathy (nerve damage) that leads to numbness in the feet, skin infections, high blood pressure, depression, hearing loss and oral health problems.

IDF points out that the number of people with diabetes, especially the Type 2 form, has increased in every country. The number of total diabetes cases have increased 4.4 percent over the last two years, now affecting more than 5 percent of the global population.

According to the report, despite better treatments and improving education strategies, the battle to protect people from diabetes and its complications “is being lost.”

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