The study predicts that, for example, half of the adults in the United States will have diabetes by the year 2020.
The study, which covered 199 countries and territories around the world, surveyed 2.7 million people. The study was funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and the World Health Organization (WHO).
The researchers found that:
- The prevalence of adult diabetes in men was 9.8% and in women it was 9.2%, in the year 2008.
- The number of people with diabetes increased from 153 million in 1980, to 347 million in 2008 -- an increase of 194 million in 28 years.
Page two continues with more statistics from the study.