By 2050, more than 1.3 billion people could be living with the disease.
The number of adults with diabetes worldwide will more than double by 2050, surpassing most diseases worldwide.
This is according to a study published in The Lancet Medical Journal.
The study reveals that more than half a billion people worldwide are currently living with diabetes, and a large increase is expected in every country. Rapidly rising levels of obesity and increasing disparities in health care are identified as key factors.
Will the world heed the warning and address the threat of diabetes? And can a healthy future be secured for everyone?
Presenter: Folly Bah Thibault
Dr. Riyaz Malik – Professor of Medicine at Weill Cornell Medicine in Qatar and pioneering diabetes researcher
Dr. Shivani Agarwa – Associate Professor of Medicine at Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Mohammad Dabbah – Head of Artificial Intelligence at sports data provider Statsbomb