Indonesia’s Fifth Highest Diabetes

JAKARTA – Deputy Minister of Health of the Republic of Indonesia Dante Saksono Harbuwono, revealed facts about the high number of people with diabetes in Indonesia. Even Indonesia is in the fifth highest in the world.

“Indonesia ranks fifth for diabetes in the world. From the evaluation, it appears that one in ten people in Indonesia suffers from diabetes,” said Dante Saksono Harbuwono.

Dante added that in one area in Indonesia, almost a quarter of the population suffers from this disease. The area is North Maluku, which occupies the highest number of cases of diabetes or diabetes in Indonesia.

He revealed this when he was a speaker in an open discussion of Monthly Community Ophthalmology (OFKOMers) from YouTube INACOS in Jakarta, Sunday (21/11) night. According to Dante, apart from North Maluku, other areas with high diabetes rates are DKI Jakarta and the surrounding area.

The results of the Indonesian Ministry of Health’s health survey said as many as 14 percent of obese patients were currently in Jakarta.

“In Jakarta, about a quarter of people have hypertension, obesity, diabetes. Mothers experience more metabolic syndrome,” he said. Dante estimates that number could increase with unhealthy living habits.

“The study in Jakarta estimates that by 2026 the diabetes rate will reach 12.1 percent. That is, one in eight people in Jakarta suffer from diabetes. Meanwhile, in sub-urban areas, Jakarta-Depok and others, the diabetes rate could be even higher,” he said.

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