Diabetes is growing at an alarming rate. In fact, it has grown to over 400 million, according to the WHO (world health organization.) The numbers have been growing the greatest in the most cvilized counties, but why? It has been found that the numbers of people with diabetes mirrors the number of people who have been classified as overweight or obese. Also, increase in inactivity leads to impaired glucose tolerance, where as blood sugars rise, the body is unable to regulate those levels with insulin. The number of people most effected are low to middle income countries, such as Aftrica and Asia. The increase cost of insulin and availablity have an effect as well.
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