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India on high diabetes alert

The International Diabetes Federation (IDF) has placed India alongside China and the US as a major diabetes hotspot.
China and India head the table of countries where diabetes is a massive problem. The two countries have 39 million and 30 million cases respectively. American, also a hotspot, has 21 million sufferers.
The IDF presented new data at the American Diabetes Association Scientific Sessions. The data indicated a seven-fold rise in diabetes incidence. In the next 20 years, the ADA warned, diabetes levels would hit 350 million on account of the obesity epidemic.
The president-elect of the IDF, Martin Silink, reportedly commented: “The diabetes epidemic will overwhelm healthcare resources everywhere if governments do not wake up and take action now.”

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