More than 500,000 adults are newly diagnosed with diabetes each year.
More than 50,000 women are affected by gestational diabetes during pregnancy each year.
Almost 25% of adults are obese.
More than 50% of adults do not meet the recommendations of 2.5h of physical activity per week.
Almost 30% of adults smoke daily or occasionally.
Around 20% of adults have prediabetes.
More than 15% of adults consume sugar-sweetened beverages daily.
In the population the individual risk of developing T2D over the next 5 years is around 1%.
Around 7 million people in Germany have diabetes.
One third of adults aged 80 years and older are diagnosed with diabetes.
Almost 80% of persons with diabetes participate in their annual eye examination.
Around 90% of people with diabetes are treated with medication.
Around 25% of people with diabetes are treated with insulin.
Health-related quality of life is reduced in persons with diabetes.
Around 90% of women with hospital birth are screened for gestational diabetes.
At the age of 53 years on average a diabetes is diagnosed for the first time.
Almost 50% of people with statutory health insurance take part in the health check-up within 2 years.
Persons with diabetes rate their quality of care as moderate.
Around 13% of adults with diabetes report current depressive symptoms.
Cardiovascular disease affects more than 35% of adults with diabetes.
Around 75% of people with diabetes have elevated blood pressure.
Around 15% of adults with diabetes have documented diabetic kidney disease.
13.5% of adults with diabetes have documented diabetic polyneuropathy.
Around 6% of adults with diabetes are affected by diabetic foot syndrome.
Men show substantially higher rates of diabetes-related amputations than women.
2.5% of adults with known diabetes were affected by severe hypoglycaemia in the last 12 months.
The absolute 10-year risk of developing coronary heart disease is 20% in people with T2D.
The direct costs of diabetes amount to more than 7 billion euros annually.
Over the years the rate of ambulatory care-sensitive hospitalisations with diabetes has declined.
The rate of disability pensions with a diagnosis of diabetes has decreased over time.
The mortality rate for persons with diabetes is more than half that of persons without diabetes.
Almost 268,000 years of life were lost in 2017 due to death from diabetes.
Persons with diabetes loose up to 12 healthy life years.
Almost 527,000 years of life were lost in 2017 due to diabetes-related health limitations.
Men lose more years of lif due to diabetes-related health limitations and death than women.
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Nationale Diabetes-Surveillance am Robert Koch-Institut (2023)
Abgerufen am 01. Februar 2023. http://www.diabsurv.rki.de
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