Nearly Half a Billion People Now Have Diabetes

According to the WHO, the number of diabetes cases has nearly quadrupled over the last three decades. In 1980, the number of adults living with the condition worldwide was around 108 million; by 2014, it had increased to 422 million. While the report didn’t distinguish between type 1 and type 2 diabetes, it noted that the latter—which is connected to lifestyle and diet choices—is far more common.

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