Diabetes

New report says the number of Caribbean nationals with diabetes has tripled

Create: 04/08/2016 - 01:13

A new World Health Organization (WHO) report says the number of Caribbean nationals living with diabetes has tripled since 1980, adding that one in 12 inhabitants live with diabetes in the Americas.

On Wednesday, the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) said diabetes is currently the fourth-leading cause of death in the hemisphere, following heart attacks, strokes and dementia.

The health organisation says if current trends continue, experts estimate that nearly 110 million people in the region will have diabetes by 2040.

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