Number of adults with diabetes reaches 422 million worldwide

Since 1980, the number of adults with diabetes worldwide has quadrupled from 108 million to 422 million in 2014, according to a new study published in The Lancet.


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Between 1980 and 2014, diabetes has become more common among men than women. Global age-adjusted prevalence of diabetes doubled among men (4.3 to 9.0 percent) and increased by two-thirds among women (5.0 to 7.9 percent); © 491