Metabolic and Cardiovascular Diseases
Diabetes is a chronic condition resulting from the body’s inability to sufficiently produce and/or properly use insulin.1
As of 2009, the estimated prevalence of diabetes in Canada was 6.8% of the population – 2.4 million Canadians – a 230% increase compared to prevalence estimates in 1998. By 2019, that number is expected to grow to 3.7 million. 2
Janssen provides an oral medication to help lower blood sugar in adults with type 2 diabetes.
2. Canadian Diabetes Association Clinical Practice Guidelines Expert Committee. Canadian Diabetes Association 2013 Clinical Practice Guidelines for the Prevention and Management of Diabetes in Canada. Can J Diabetes 2013;37(suppl 1):S1-S212.
The main job of the kidneys is to remove wastes and excess water from the body. A slow loss of kidney function over time is known as chronic kidney disease. The two most common causes for chronic kidney disease are diabetes and high blood pressure, although many other diseases and conditions can lead to kidney damage.1
Between 2007 and 2009, 12.5% of Canadian adults (2.9 million people) were living with chronic kidney disease, an important risk factor for end-stage renal disease and all-cause mortality.2
2. Arora P, Vasa P, Brenner D, et al. Prevalence estimates of chronic kidney disease in Canada: results of a nationally representative survey. CMAJ 2013. DOI:10.1503/cmaj.120833