Like Our Waistlines, The Global Diabetes Problem Is Getting Bigger
About 422 million adults were living with diabetes in 2014, according to new information from the World Health Organization.By Katherine Biek | April 6, 2016
The number of adults with diabetes is increasing at an alarming rate.
The World Health Organization just announced 422 million adults were living with either Type 1 or 2 diabetes in 2014. Only 108 million had it in 1980.
Accounting for population increases, this means the global prevalence of the disease has nearly doubled over just 34 years.