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Half a BILLION people now have diabetes-but most dont know

According to a recent survey, almost half a billion people worldwide now have diabetes, but the majority of them are unaware of it.

According to University of Michigan researchers, the number of individuals living with diabetes has over quadrupled worldwide since 1980, when there were about 108 million people with the disease.

They also discovered that diabetes is no longer confined to wealthy countries with easy access to high-fat, high-calorie foods, with 80 percent of diabetics now living in low- and middle-income countries.

The research, which was published in the medical journal The Lancet, did not provide an explanation for why diabetes cases are on the rise, or why developing countries have been hit so hard.

However, health experts previously accused a mixture of large-scale migration from rural to urban areas, unhealthy diets, and sedentary lifestyles.

After surveying 68,000 people aged 25 to 64 in 55 low and middle-income countries, the University of Michigan team came up with their estimate.

More than half of the participants in the study — 37,000 — had diabetes, but more than half of those people had never been diagnosed.

Type 1 diabetes, also known as juvenile diabetes, is caused by the body’s inability to produce insulin.

Type 2 diabetes, which usually develops later in life, is caused by the body’s inability to produce insulin.

The research, which was published in The Lancet Safe Longevity journal on Friday, found that nearly 90% of those surveyed had Type 2 Diabetes, which can be caused by an unhealthy lifestyle.

After surveying 68,000 people aged 25 to 64 in 55 low and middle-income countries, the University of Michigan team came up with their estimate.

More than half of the participants in the study — 37,000 — had diabetes, but more than half of those people had never been diagnosed.

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