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1 in 10 adults with diabetes by 2030

This startling statistic was revealed on TIME Healthland: 1 in 10 adults with diabetes by 2030 – that’s less than 20 years away!

In their own words:

1 in 10

Number of adults worldwide predicted to have diabetes by 2030, according to the International Diabetes Federation. The advocacy group estimates that 522 million people will have diabetes in the next two decades; currently, 346 million people have the disease, according to the World Health Organization. The projected future rise in diabetes cases is based on population aging and demographic changes, rather than the obesity epidemic.

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