The global rise of Diabetes and how to prevent it

April 10, 2018

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Diabetes and PreDiabetes


Diabetes is a serious problem that affects hundreds of millions worldwide, and the World Health Organization predicts that by 2030, diabetes will be the 7th leading cause of death*.


Also accelerating is the number of people with prediabetes, a little-known condition where the blood sugar level is higher than normal but not yet high enough to be type 2 diabetes.


Merck is raising awareness of this global epidemic, along with the good news that prevention is possible with lifestyle changes and monitoring.


*WHO Diabetes Fact sheet, July 2017


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