As obesity continues to be a global problem, diabetes continues to rise. In a report published on Monday, it was said that 1 in 10 adults will have diabetes by 2030. This will translate to 552 million people. Currently 366 million people have be diagnosed and these high numbers are already causing challenges with health care systems.
The overwhelming majority has been diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes. This is very unfortunate as Type 2 diabetes can be avoided by maintaining a healthy diet and an active lifestyle.
Drugs to combat this disease can still be expensive. People all over the globe spend over $35 billion on the drugs in 2010 alone. The amount is expected to rise to $48 billion by the end of 2015. Research firm IMS Health believes that need for these drugs will increase medical tourism especially in countries like Mexico, China, India, and Brazil.