Africa now leads on new diabetes infections

Diabetes has become one of the largest chronic epidemics of the 21st century with Africa leading the pack of new infections as people’s lifestyles continue to change with health experts warning on the need for people to watch on their exercise patterns and eating habits.


According to recent statistics from the International Diabetes Federation, the number of people to be diagnosed with diabetes across the globe is estimated to have doubled the 2015 figure of 415 million adults by 2040 with Africa set to lead the new infections.

The statistics were presented at a diabetes training workshop in Bulawayo.

Africa leads on new diabetes infections

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