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Diabetes: Silent killer in developing nations

Depok, West Java | Thu, December 6, 2018 | 03:12 pm
Diabetes: Silent killer in developing nations Studies carried out on lab rats have shown promise for a new kind of insulin pill that may be able to help millions of people with diabetes avoid daily injections. (Shutterstock/Ioannis Pantzi)

PREMIUM During commemorations of World Diabetes Day on Nov. 14 we were reminded that currently 371 million people live with diabetes and another 280 million are at high risk of developing the disease globally. Half a billion people are expected to be living with diabetes by 2030. 

Diabetes is a chronic, non-communicable disease (NCD) divided into two main types: type 1 and type 2. Type...

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