Wednesday, 23 May 2018
Jakarta
--:--
Tokyo
--:--
Hongkong
--:--
New York
--:--
Cost of Diabetes Epidemic Reaches $850 Billion a Year
Tuesday, 14 November 2017 17:25 WIB | GLOBAL |Global

The number of people living with diabetes has tripled since 2000, pushing the global cost of the disease to $850 billion a year, medical experts said Tuesday.

The majority of those affected have type 2 diabetes, which is linked to obesity and lack of exercise, and the epidemic is spreading particularly fast in poorer countries as people adopt Western diets and urban lifestyles.

The latest estimates from the International Diabetes Federation mean that one in 11 adults worldwide have the condition, which occurs when the amount of sugar in the blood is too high.

The total number of diabetics is now 451 million and is expected to reach 693 million by 2045 if current trends continue.

The high price of dealing with the disease reflects not only the cost of medicines but also the management of a range of complications, such as limb amputations and eye problems.

Source : VOA

RELATED NEWS
Judge: Teen Must Repay $37 Million for Starting Oregon Fire...
Wednesday, 23 May 2018 03:53 WIB

Seorang remaja yang memicu kebakaran hebat di negara bagian Oregon, AS telah diperintahkan untuk membayar ganti rugi $37 juta dalam sepuluh tahun ke depan. Laki-laki 15 tahun itu mengaku awal tahun i...

Trump says not pleased with how trade talks went with China...
Wednesday, 23 May 2018 00:36 WIB

Presiden Donald Trump pada hari Selasa mengatakan dia tidak senang dengan pembicaraan perdagangan baru-baru ini antara Amerika Serikat dan China, tetapi tetap membuka pintu untuk negosiasi lebih lanju...

British MPs Urge More Financial Pressure on Russia...
Tuesday, 22 May 2018 18:39 WIB

Klub sepakbola Liga Premier miliknya, Chelsea, memenangkan FA Cup hari Minggu (20/5), tetapi Roman Abramovich, oligarki Rusia yang terkait Kremlin, kesulitan memperbaharui visanya untuk masuk Inggris,...

Starbucks: No Purchase Necessary to Access Stores...
Tuesday, 22 May 2018 01:50 WIB

Kedai kopi waralaba raksasa Starbucks dalam kebijakan terbaru mengatakan para pengunjung boleh bersantai di kedai-kedai kopinya atau menggunakan toilet meski tidak membeli apapun. Kebijakan itu diumum...

US, China Back Away From Tariff War...
Monday, 21 May 2018 18:15 WIB

Amerika Serikat dan China mengatakan, Minggu (20/5), membatalkan rencana untuk mengenakan tariff bea impor tinggi atas barang masing-masing.Pembatalan itu itu muncul satu hari setelah China sepakat ak...

POPULAR NEWS
These 3 Drivers Will Support Gold In The Short-Term - ING

Even as gold continues to trade below $1,300,...

Gold pares losses after tapping its lowest level of the year

Gold futures settled Monday with only a modest...

Dollar weakens as focus turns to Fed minutes

The dollar slipped on Tuesday after six straight...

LATEST NEWS
AUD/JPY Struggling to Maintain 84.00, Slips Ahead of RBA Lowe Speech

The AUD/JPY is drifting lower in Wednesday's early session, testing just beneath the 84.00 major level. The Aussie rebounded strongly to start off this week, but that bullish momentum is souring quickly, and the AUD/JPY is stuttering its way back...

Hong Kong Stocks Retreat in First Few Minutes

Hong Kong stocks eased in the opening exchanges on Wednesday as investors returned from a one-day break to concerns about the historic US-North Korean summit. The Hang Seng Index dipped 0.14 percent, or 42.48 points, to 31,191.87. And the...

Gold Advances on Doubts Over U.S.-North Korea Summit

Gold climbs as geopolitical tensions resurface after President Donald Trump casts doubt on possible summit with North Korea during Oval Office meeting with South Korea President Moon Jae-in. Bullion for immediate delivery +0.3% to...