Public Health Report
Diabetes in Norway
More and more people are living with diabetes but the number of new annual cases has stabilised. About 245,000 people (4.7 per cent) have a diabetes diagnosis. In addition, there are a number of unknown cases.
Decrease in new type 2 diabetes cases in Norway
There are fewer new patients with type 2 diabetes. The number of newly diagnosed cases declined from more than 16 000 in 2009 to 11 000 in 2014.
Link between weight gain in first year of life and risk of type 1 diabetes
The risk of type 1 diabetes seems to be higher among children with high weight gain during their first year, according to a new Norwegian-Danish study from the NIPH.
Increased risk of adverse pregnancy outcomes among women with type 1 diabetes
As a group, women with type 1 diabetes still have an increased risk of foetal death and a slightly increased risk of infant death compared with healthy pregnant women, according to a 2012 study.
Are the metabolic syndrome and cancer related?
Metabolic syndrome is a group of risk factors for cardiovascular disease and diabetes type 2. Few studies have studied the metabolic syndrome as an entity and the risk of cancer.