Since 2000, almost 50 thousand people have died of diabetes in the Yucatan Peninsula

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In the last nineteen years almost 50 thousand people have died from diabetes in the Yucatan Peninsula.

Since 2019, a little more than 24 thousand people have lost their lives as a result of diabetes, a disease that in 2018 showed a slight decline compared to last year, the National Institute of Statistics and Geography (Inegi) reported.

Although Yucatan, Campeche and Quintana Roo are among the 11 states with the lowest mortality numbers due to this disease, the figure remains alarming.

Diabetes is a chronic disease characterized by increased blood glucose levels and that without control, can lead to severe complications such as blindness or even death.

Symptoms include the excessive need to urinate; excessive thirst; excessive hunger; weight loss or gain without apparent cause, and sudden changes in vision.

From 2000 to 2008, 24,326 deaths were recorded in the Yucatan Peninsula, due to complications of this degenerative chronic disease, whose historical maximum was 3,290 deaths in 2016, while the minimum was 2,107 people died in 2011.

In 2018, a total of 3,014 died from this disease in the peninsula, 4.7 percent less than the previous year, when 3,161 died.

The federal Ministry of Health stressed the importance of carrying out dietary control, as it favors the reduction of blood glucose concentrations, indicating that diabetes is under control.

According to information from Inegi, in 2018, 101,257 deaths due to diabetes were registered in the country, with a decrease of five percent over the previous year, when the total was of 106,525.

The Yucatan Times Newsroom



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