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    I went to look at population number figures, because absolute numbers are just half of the story. Found a neat site, too - it tells you future news by year. Cute! http://www.newsoffuture.com/year_2035/ It also uses population projection of 378 million for that year, which makes for 11.7% diabetics according to the article you supplied.

    The current population is 308 million, with 7.6% diabetic. That means that the relative growth of the diabetes (its incidence), if corrected for the population growth, is projected roughly by the factor of 1.5 or 50% more.

    I love your "holistic math exercises" as usual, Laura!

    An a personal anecdote about diabetes. My blood sugar was borderline high during pregnancy, so the doctor wanted to run some tests. The first test was a "sugar stress" - I was supposed to drink some syrup, with artificial coloring and flavor yet, after fasting for a while. Being on a low-carb diet, and that being more sugar than I had in a long while, I reacted rather violently (shakes, etc.) and the blood test came borderline again.

    So the doctor wanted to run a more extensive test, involving fasting for many hours while drinking much more sugary syrup. The doctor explained that if the test comes back positive, I will be recommended to go on a sugar-free diet, because any sugar I take can damage the baby! I explained that the test in unnecessary, because I am on such a diet already AND the test itself can damage the baby. The doctor said, "But we want to know..." I told them to take a hike (good for the health, right?) and that was one of my last visits to that practice.

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