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With an estimated 92,3 million people living with diabetes1, China has the world's largest diabetes population (followed by India with 63 million). The World Health Organization has predicted net losses in national income from diabetes and cardiovascular disease of International Dollars (ID) 557.7 billion in China between 2005 and 2015.
People with diabetes already shoulder a heavy economic burden. Researchers in China, who followed up a large national population-based screening study to estimate the use of and expenditures for medical care, showed recently that healthcare use and costs were dramatically higher for people with diabetes than for people without the condition.2
1. International Diabetes Federation. IDF Diabetes Atlas, 5th edition 2012 update
(1): CIA factbook
(2): WHO 2008
(3): IDF Diabetes Atlas, 5th edition annual update, 2012