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The number of deaths attributable to diabetes in 2011 was approximately 4.6 million, equivalent to one death every seven seconds1. The third highest number of deaths due to diabetes is in the USA, behind India and China, and ahead of the Russian Federation.
In 1940, less than 20 years after the discovery of insulin, 28 physicians founded the American Diabetes Association. Since, the ADA has invested more than USD 600 million to funds almost 4,000 research projects dedicated to diabetes.
1. International Diabetes Federation Diabetes Atlas, 5th edition 2012 update
(1): CIA factbook
(2): WHO 2008
(3): IDF Diabetes Atlas, 5th edition annual update, 2012