The "welfare disease" diabetes is increasing mainly in low-income countries

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Diabetes is a disease that is caused by having too high levels of glucose, sugar, in the blood. Photo: Jessica A DuVernay

Of: Hanne Nordqvist

November 14 is World Diabetes Day. A new report shows that what was previously a so-called welfare disease is no longer a problem only in high-income countries. Now the number of diabetics is increasing instead, mainly in low-income countries.

November 14, 2019, News