According to predictions by health experts, by 2025 the total number of people with diabetes in Europe will have increased by 20 per cent, whilst in the Eastern Mediterranea, Middle East and African this figure will have soared by a massive 80 per cent.
Both diabetics and healthcare professionals agree that improving education is the key to slowing the impact of diabetes on the world. In response to the research, Johnson &Johnson have launched a diabetes institute. This new training facility for healthcare professionals will help to spread education.
Global J&J Diabetes Institutes’ Chairma, Kenneth Moitsugu, reportedly commented: “With global health expenditure for diabetes and its complications set to exceed US$302.5 billion by 2025, a 30 per cent increase, and some of the largest segments of that expected in Europen, the Middle East and African, we interviewed patients and healthcare professionals in six countries representative of this vast regio, to see what practical solutions were needed.”
He reportedly continued: “92% of healthcare professionals surveyed believe patient education can help reduce the burden of diabetes on society, yet despite this, 58% of those patients surveyed want more information and advice from their healthcare professional on how to better manage the disease. This discrepancy can be explained by the fact that healthcare professionals themselves are seeking new and improved training and tools to help in engaging and empowering patients to master their diabetes .”

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