A study in 2007 by the Asia-Pacific Cohort Studies collaboration related that diabetes was the primary cause of 12% of heart disease and stroke (cardiovascular) deaths in the region.
By nation, statistical records of diabe- tes causing heart disease deaths measured 12% in Tonga, and 8% in South Korea, Hong Kong, and Thailand. Australia showed 4.000 or more deaths caused by diabetes. China recorded 70,000 diabetes-related heart strokes. India’s figures indicate a staggering 1,50,000 cardio-deaths due to diabetes.