Home » General World News » Cost of Diabetes Epidemic Reaches $850 Billion a Year

Cost of Diabetes Epidemic Reaches $850 Billion a Year





The number of people living with diabetes has tripled since 2000, pushing the global cost of the disease to $850 billion a year, medical experts said Tuesday.

The majority of those affected have type 2 diabetes, which is linked to obesity and lack of exercise, and the epidemic is spreading particularly fast in poorer countries as people adopt Western diets and urban lifestyles.

The latest estimates from the International Diabetes Federation mean that one in 11 adults worldwide have the condition, which occurs when the amount of sugar in the blood is too high.

The total number of diabetics is now 451 million read more >>>

Source:: VOANews.Com

Tags:

Comments are closed.