Confirming diabetes to be one of the “global health emergencies” whose prevalence is on the rise, a new research pinpoints at prolonged hours of sitting as one of the causes that needs urgent attention.

The IDF Diabetes Atlas is the authoritative resource on the global impact of diabetes.

International Diabetes Federation released the latest estimates for diabetes in 2015 and projections for 2040 as part of their 7th edition Diabetes Atlas. Diabetes is one of the largest global health emergencies of the 21st century. Each year more and more people live with this condition, which can result in life-changing complications.

India has 63 million people living with diabetes and is only second to China in terms of global diabetes cases warns this Diabetes Atlas 2012 released by International Diabetes Federation today on World Diabetes Day.