adults have diabetes
leading cause of death
Approximately 425 million adults worldwide have diabetes, and it is the sixth leading cause of death worldwide. Type 2 diabetes accounts for around 90% of all cases of diabetes.
People with type 2 diabetes need both blood sugar self-tests and HbA1c tests to help them and their doctors understand their blood sugar control because these tests measure blood sugar in different ways. Self-tests show a person with type 2 diabetes his or her blood sugar level at the time of the test. The HbA1c test shows average blood sugar levels. Both tests will help people with type 2 diabetes and their doctors set goals that are right for them.