According to the latest report by Renub Research, titled “Diabetes Drug Market Global & Forecast By Disease, Oral Therapy, Injection, Insulin, Regions, Company” Diabetes drugs are used to treat pre-diabetes and diabetes mellitus type 2 by controlling the blood glucose level of the body. There are different classes of medicine for the treatment of this diabetes, which are given to patients through oral, intravenous, and subcutaneous routes. According to Renub Research analysis, Global Diabetes Drug Market is forecasted to be US$ 78.10 Billion by 2026. This growth is due to the rising number of diabetes patients worldwide, increasing per capita income. Another reason is with the use of machines; people are following a sedentary lifestyle, which leads to obesity, a decline of physical activity, and consumption of unhealthy meals. Besides, growth in the ageing population is also one of the other reason.
According to WHO stats, the number of diabetes patients has risen to 422 Million in the year 2014 from 108 Million in the year 1980. The prevalence of diabetes patients for adults ageing more than 18 years was 4.7 percent in the year 1980, which has risen to 8.5 percent in the year 2014. Initially, diabetes was limited to only a small region of the world; now, it has been growing in middle and low-income countries at a faster pace. This disease leads to several life-threatening diseases such as heart attacks, stroke, kidney failure, blindness, and lower limb amputation. This disease was the reason for 1.6 Million deaths in the year 2016. Diabetes was the 7th leading reason for death in the year 2016.
To avoid this disease, WHO has given prevention through which an individual can live a healthy life, such as to prevent or delay type 2 diabetes people should have and manage a healthy BMI (Body Mass Index) ratio. Physical exercise of at least 30 minutes of regular and moderate-intensity activity should be done daily for weight control. Diet should be healthy without saturated fat and sugar. The use of tobacco should be avoided, as smoking is liable for the risk of diabetes, heart ailments, and respiratory disorders.
COVID-19 impact on Diabetes Drug Market
Most of the countries are affected by COVID-19 pandemic, the healthcare system and economic activities are disturbed by lockdown imposed by governments. Currently, treatment of COVID-19 is the priority of healthcare department, and hospitals have stopped treatment of other diseases as beds are reserved for COVID-19 patients. Diabetes patients have to depend on medicines prescribed by doctors, and governments are investing heavily in their healthcare systems. This will also help in research and development of diabetes drugs which is propelled by massive investment in the pharma industry.
There are numerous diabetes drugs used to treat type 2 diabetes, such as Lantus subcutaneous, Metformin, Avandia, Invokana, and Actos. All drugs are given orally expect insulin, Pramlintide, Exenatide, and Liraglutide. Insulin is injected through delivery devices, including insulin syringe, intravenous sets, jet injectors, infusion pump, and insulin pen.
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