Why is diabetes spreading around the world? | Inside Story
The number of adults living with diabetes worldwide will more than double by 2050 — surpassing most diseases on a global scale.
That’s according to a study to published in the Lancet medical journal.
The research reveals more than half a billion people currently live with diabetes worldwide, and every country is expected to see a major increase.
Rapidly rising levels of obesity and widening inequalities in healthcare are identified as key factors.
Will the world heed the warning and address the diabetes threat?
And can a healthier future be secured for everyone?
Presenter: Folly Bah Thibault
Dr. Rayaz Malik – Professor of Medicine at Weill Cornell Medicine in Qatar and a pioneering researcher of diabetes.
Dr. Shivani Agarwal – Associate Professor of Medicine at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine. Lead author on one of the Lancet reports.
Mohammad Dabbah – Head of Artifical Intelligence at sports data provider Statsbomb.