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Paying for sugar in health 糖的代價

Data source: International Diabetes Federation (IDF)
Map created by CUHK SpatioEpi Group

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World Diabetes Day is observed on 14 November. For 2009 - 2013, the theme of World Diabetes Day is "Diabetes Education and Prevention", which aims to raise public awareness of diabetes risks and control.

Diabetes is a significant economic burden for public health systems worldwide. The map shows the estimated health (health care and prevention) expenditure for diabetes by country in 2010. As depicted by graduated colours, North American and European countries are allotting a higher percentage of health expenditure on diabetes than those in Africa. This can also be a reflection of the national priorities in controlling diabetes over other disease conditions. The banknote symbols show the top 30 countries in actual spending for diabetes.

Data for this map were obtained from a research report of International Diabetes Federation.