Diabetes: the EU’s heavy burden

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Publication Date 06/08/2014
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An estimated 32 million people in the European Union (8.1%) were living with diabetes in 2013. Although policymakers were paying special attention to the issue and to obesity-related conditions more generally, health experts said more can be done to tackle what the EU considers as a chronic disease.

Diabetes is caused by a lack of insulin, due to insufficient pancreatic production or high blood sugar levels. It can also develop from insulin resistance, a case where the pancreas produces insulin that is rejected by the body.

Source Link http://www.euractiv.com/sections/health-consumers/diabetes-eus-heavy-burden-303769
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