Worldwide diabetes rates hit new record, expected to grow further

11/14/2013 | Reuters

Worldwide diabetes cases hit a new record at 382 million in 2013, compared with 371 million cases last year, according to the latest estimate by the International Diabetes Federation. Researchers also said the number of people living with diabetes may rise to 592 million by 2035. The disease currently accounts for $548 billion in annual health care spending, and that figure is likely to reach $627 billion by 2035, researchers added.

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