The outwardly silent corruption of elevated glucose leaves traces in ones blood. By measuring the levels of glycated haemoglobin, a trend over the last 3 months is made visible.
The two vertical lines represent the range of prediabetes as mentioned in the previous post. Falling in this range represents a greatly increased risk of developing diabetes. This sample showed diagnosed diabetes with a prevalence of 5.7%, prediabetes of 8.2%, and worryingly undiagnosed diabetes with 1.7%.
These may not seem like large numbers, but given that this sample represents a slice of the entire population, these numbers mount up to the millions. For undiagnosed diabetes in particular this indicates just over a million people unknowingly living under large risk.
This post was simply to give a taste of diabetic incidence. There’s plenty to see and plenty to discover in this dataset so expect more.