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Risk for diabetes is increasing

A new report predicts 522 million people worldwide could have diabetes by the year 2030. That's one in every ten adults, according to the International Diabetes Federation. This estimate includes both types of diabetes, and is based on aging and changing demographics across the world. The number of cases may jump by 90-percent including in the countries where infectious diseases are now the number one killer.  These figures may be conservative because they don't include the impact of the rising obesity epidemic. The report also projects the number of deaths from diabetes will double over the next two decades.

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