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Is diabetes considered an epidemic worldwide?

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Dr. Richard Shewbridge
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology
6 doctors agree

In brief: Yes!

Specifically, type 2 diabetes.
Anywhere in the world where a "western diet" (high in carbohydrates and fat) has been introduced, rates of type 2 diabetes and obesity are increasing significantly. This even occurs in some populations where type 2 diabetes was never heard of before this type of diet came to town!

In brief: Yes!

Specifically, type 2 diabetes.
Anywhere in the world where a "western diet" (high in carbohydrates and fat) has been introduced, rates of type 2 diabetes and obesity are increasing significantly. This even occurs in some populations where type 2 diabetes was never heard of before this type of diet came to town!
Dr. Richard Shewbridge
Dr. Richard Shewbridge
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Dr. Steven Tucker
Check out these diabetes related trends and facts from the CDC. http://1.usa.gov/MLOBjF
Dr. Ankush Bansal
Internal Medicine

In brief: Absolutely

It used to be primarily in "wealthy", industrialized countries - think of the g8.
However, due to increased wealth in more countries and these countries emulating everything done in the U.S. (including the horrid diet), they are no getting diabetes in record numbers. Look at eastern europe, india, china, and the middle east. It's worldwide now - a global epidemic - called a pandemic.

In brief: Absolutely

It used to be primarily in "wealthy", industrialized countries - think of the g8.
However, due to increased wealth in more countries and these countries emulating everything done in the U.S. (including the horrid diet), they are no getting diabetes in record numbers. Look at eastern europe, india, china, and the middle east. It's worldwide now - a global epidemic - called a pandemic.
Dr. Ankush Bansal
Dr. Ankush Bansal
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