In 2020, roughly 3.5 million Italians suffered from diabetes mellitus. This was an increase compared to 2010, when 2.9 million individuals were affected by this disease. The number of cases fluctuated along a general upward trend over the 10 years under consideration, before reaching the highest figure in 2020.
Epidemiology of diabetes mellitus The number of cases was directly related to the age of patients. As a matter of fact, diabetes was much more common among old people than among younger individuals . In 2020, almost one million people aged 65 to 74 years and about 1.4 million aged 75 years and over were affected by diabetes mellitus in Italy. Diabetes was more widespread among men than among women. However, the number of females who died because of diabetes mellitus was much higher than the number of males. Indeed, during 2018, over 11.5 thousand women died from diabetes.
Drugs to treat diabetes In Italy, the sales value of drugs used to treat diabetes increased from 742.2 million euros in 2011 to 1.1 billion euros in 2020. Insulin – with a market share of 48.4 percent in 2016 – was the type of medication mainly used to treat diabetes.
…. more: Statista.com (Quelle/Source)