- 1 in 8 adults are forecast to suffer from diabetes by 2024, with over 1 in 10 deaths in 2021 a direct result of the disease
- As many as 40% of Covid-19 related fatalities in the US also suffered from diabetes at the time of their passing
- Nemaura Medical is a medical technology company focused on developing non-invasive wearable diagnostic devices
- In addition to sugarBEAT, its flagship device, the company also recently announced the launch of MiBoKo, a combined application and non-invasive glucose sensor designed to help users track their metabolic scores
By 2024, the International Diabetes Federation (“IDF”) predicts that the number of people with diabetes is expected to rise to 1 in 8 adults. Nearly 7 million adults have died worldwide in 2021 so far due to diabetes or its related complications – astoundingly, accounting for over 1 in 10 global deaths from any cause. While enormous, that figure does not consider the lives lost to the novel coronavirus, which has shown to be particularly deadly for people with diabetes. A study found that having Type 1 or Type 2 diabetes tripled the risk of severe illness or death from COVID-19 (https://ibn.fm/laj37).
“As many as 40% of the people that have died in the US from COVID-19 had diabetes,” said Dr. Robert Gabbay, chief scientific and medical officer for the…
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