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Global Diabetes Rates Are Rising as Obesity Spreads

The study measured the burden of disability by calculating the proportion of a population living with any given disorder in a year. It found that the numbers of people living with disability have gone up - largely a result of population growth and aging - but that the rate of disability declined slightly, dropping to 110 per 1,000 people in 2013, compared with 114 per 1,000 in 1990.

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Dr. Sears Comments:

Dr. Barry Sears

The US should be less than proud to be #1 in the rise of diabetes.  Compared to the war on diabetes, we are looking pretty good in comparison with our efforts in Iraq.  However, the rise in diabetes will eventually bankrupt our country because of the growing rise in Alzheimer’s, which many neurologists call Type 3 diabetes. If you have diabetes, then you are twice as likely to develop Alzheimer’s.

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