About 4 million people suffer from diabetes in Iran

Society Materials 9 March 2015 13:14 (UTC +04:00)

Baku, Azerbaijan, Mar. 9

By Fatih Karimov - Trend: About 4 million people suffer from diabetes in Iran.

Fereidoon Azizi, head of the glands and metabolism department of Shahid Beheshti Medical University, said that more than four million other people are also vulnerable to the disease, Iran's IRNA news agency reported on March 9.

He went on to note that 70 percent of the patients are unaware of their condition.

Around 15 percent of Iran's population suffers from diabetes, head of Iran's Society for Support of Diabetics, Shakour Omidi said in November 2014.

Meanwhile, Sasan Sharghi, secretary of the International Congress on Endocrinology & Metabolism Updates, said in October 2014 that 10 percent of Iran's 25 to 65 year old population suffers from the condition.

Sharghi underlined that each year some 300,000 people contract the disease in Iran, with 100,000 of those living in the capital city of Tehran.

In May 2014, chairman of the Iranian Diabetes Society Asadullah Rezheb, said that 30 percent of Iranians living in big cities suffer from diabetes, or will do so in the future.

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