Fewer Norwegians diagnosed with type 2 diabetes


The number of new cases of diabetes 2 was reduced by approximately one third between the years 2009 and 2014 according to a study from the National Institute of Public Health.


In 2009, just over 16,000 people were diagnosed with diabetes 2. Five years later, there were 11,000 new cases, which the Institute denounced as one of the major public diseases.

“It is, therefore, particularly pleasing that we see a decline in new cases and that it applies to all age groups, all educational groups, and most immigrant groups,” said Paz Lopez-Doriga Ruiz, PhD-student at Oslo University Hospital and the Department of Chronic Diseases of the Norwegian Institute of Public Health and Ageing.

She nevertheless stated that they do not know if the decline is temporary and whether the numbers had increased later, or if they have continued to decline.Ruiz therefore hoped the work of annual updates will continue.

In total, 75,000 people were diagnosed with type 2 diabetes in the period between January 2009 to June 2014.


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