Three-fold increase in diabetes cases in 20 years

26.3% people in country have the disease, while it was 8.9% in 1996-97

KARACHI: Pakistan has registered a three-fold increase in the incidence rate of type 2 diabetes during the past 20 years with 26.3 per cent people of the country, encompassing both rural and urban, inflicted with the disease, said Prof Abdul Basit, president (elect) International Diabetes Federation for Asia, Pacific and Mediterranean region here on Sunday.

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