The New York Times – Rapid Increase of Diabetes Hurts Middle East

Rapidly increasing diabetes rates in the Middle East and North Africa are giving rise to concerns about containing the epidemic and the financial burden of health care costs to the region’s governments. “There is absolutely no doubt that diabetes is one of the major problems our region is dealing with; we have extremely high rates and continuously rising trends,” said Dr. Ala Alwan, the assistant director general for noncommunicable diseases and mental health at the World Health Organization. Read Full Article

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CBS News – Diabetes Huge Problem in Developing World

The obesity and diabetes epidemic is spreading to parts of the world where historically the problem has been less pronounced, a new study finds, and it is linked to increased TV, car and computer ownership. Read Full Article

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Fox News – Diabetes Cases Hit Record Level

Diabetes is running at record levels worldwide and half the people estimated to have the disease are, as yet, undiagnosed, according to a report on Wednesday. The number of people living with diabetes is now put at 371 million, up from 366 million a year ago, with numbers expected to reach 552 million by 2030, the International Diabetes Federation (IDF) said. Read Full Article from Fox News

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