China has the second largest number of diabetes patients in the world, but that’s still an underreported figure, reports China Daily:
Diabetes is fast becoming a major health problem in the country with close to 40 million currently suffering from the disease, a health expert has said.
And the figure continues to rise, with about 1.2 million new cases each year, Professor Yang Wenying, chairwoman of the diabetes branch of the Chinese Medical Association, told China Daily at the 7th Novo Nordisk Diabetes Update seminar held over the weekend.
The disease in China might still be underreported as many cases are thought to be undiagnosed, Yang said.
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