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Type 2 diabetes across the globe: What's going on?

Updated Wednesday, 8th June 2016
Journey across the world and uncover why there is a global epidemic of type 2 diabetes and bust some of the myths around it.

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diabetes interactive screen Select the image above to get the low-down on the type 2 diabetes situation around the world.


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