Diabetes will affect 1.3 billion people in 2050, twice as many as today

By 22/06/2023 Portal

In 2018, Nam Han Cho, then president of the International Diabetes Federation (IDF), referred to the epidemic of this disease as “the third world war”, comparing the million and a half deaths annually it causes with those killed in a war. The hyperbole shows the desperation of some experts in the face of the relentless advance of the disease and the difficulty in raising society's awareness of its magnitude. Today, the medical journal The Lancet publish a series of articles in which they once again draw attention to the threat of diabetes, which, they argue, is not faced with the appropriate tools.

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