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One in 10 will be diabetic by 2035, report says

November 15, 2013HME News Staff

BRUSSELS, Belgium - One-tenth of the world's population—592 million people—will have diabetes by 2035, according to the sixth Diabetes Atlas, released by the International Diabetes Federation Nov. 14. The federation says 382 million people will have the disease by the end of 2013. Most people with diabetes are between 40 and 59 years old and live in low- and middle-income countries, according to the report. “Diabetes is a disease of development,” said Michael Hirst, IDF president,...

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Go Blue for diabetes

November 13, 2009Theresa Flaherty, Managing Editor

Tomorrow is World Diabetes Day.  Have you ever heard of it? It started in 1991 as a way to,  you guessed it, raise awareness about diabetes. The date, Nov. 14, was chosen because it is the birth date of Sir Frederick Banting, who discovered insulin, which I personally think is one of the greatest discoveries of the 20th century. The International Diabetes Federation, which created World Diabetes Day, issued a Blue Monument Challenge this year. More than 800 monuments will light up in blue....

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