Development

Prediabetes

Prediabetes is the precursor stage before diabetes mellitus in which not all of the symptoms required to diagnose diabetes are present, but blood sugar is abnormally high.

Normally, people´s human bodies make the hormone insulin to control blood sugar. But in the case of prediabetes, this system doesn't work as well as it should, and they might not be able to make enough insulin after eating, or their bodies might not respond properly to the insulin.

20% of people in Europe, US and Japan have prediabetes

Growing Condition

Prediabetes is a growing condition affecting about 20% of the population in Europe, USA and Japan. There is a clear medical need for a new approach before complications develop into full-blown diabetes, cardiovascular disease and other metabolic diseases.

The Need for Efficacious and Safe Products

According to 2016 statistics from the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 86 million Americans aged 20 and older are living with prediabetes, and more than 29 million Americans are living with diabetes. Prediabetics, in particular, have a large unmet need for an diefficacious and safe product.

Americans with prediabetes according to CDC

WHO: Number of adults with diabetes

Quadruplet Numbers

According to the World Health Organization, the number of adults with diabetes has quadrupled in the past 25 years, from 108 million in 1980 to 422 million in 2014. Global prevalence has increased from 4.7% in 1980 to 8.5% in 2014. Moreover, more than 90% of these individuals have type 2 diabetes, which is also increasing dramatically amongst children, leading to secondary complications in early adulthood.

The Risks of Inadequately controlled blood sugar levels

Inadequately controlled blood sugar levels increase the risk for diabetes-associated complications and diseases such as heart attack, stroke, kidney failure, loss of hearing and eye sight as well as Alzheimer's disease, especially in undiagnosed patients and type 2 diabetic patients that do not reach normal glucose levels despite drug treatment.