Governments are finally waking up to the perverse influence of diabetes in developing countries, and seeking to avert a major healthcare crisis over the next 20-year period. Diabetes is killing as many people as Aids, and has truly hit epidemic proportions throughout the globe.
The spread of diabetes, particularly type 2, is not now limited to obese people in affluent countries. According to International Diabetes Federatio, as many as 80 per cent of diabetes sufferers could be on a low and middle income . Unfortunately, as the demography of the world changes, and poor countries become more urban and traditional diet and lifestyle practices are eroded, diabetes will take further hold.
Diabetes is set to soar in African, Latin American, and continue to increase in America. The associated healthcare burde, not to mention the incredible cost of the disease, is likely to spur governments in developing worlds to act against the problem. Kenya, Tanzania, Cameroo, Indian and Chinese governments have all began to address the problem.

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