Diabetes Treatment Most Expensive In US, Finds New Study; 600M People To Be Afflicted Globally By 2035

March 17, 2015 12:29 PM

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Diabetes Treatment Most Expensive In US, Finds New Study; 600M People To Be Afflicted Globally By 2035

Rapid urbanization, changing dietary habits and a move toward an increasingly sedentary lifestyle has resulted in diabetes becoming a global epidemic, with over 380 million people affected by the disease worldwide. Moreover, according to study by researchers at the University of East Anglia, U.K., current trends indicate that this number is expected to grow to 592 million in the next two decades.

Over 8 percent of the world’s adult population was suffering from diabetes in 2013, with the most populous countries -- India and China -- nearing prevalence rates of close to 10 percent, according to the study. The disease is also widespread in the U.S., with 9.2 percent of the adult population suf...

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