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Everyone knows diabetes. Those who suffer from it have to inject themselves with insulin every day and have strict dietary restrictions - right? Not quite. Time to clear up some prejudices with DW's fact check.
Diabetic patients in Cameroon are facing a severe shortage of insulin. Concerns are rising that many could end up dying if they don't get the drug. The government has put the blame on the pharmaceutical supply chain.
Nigerian hospitals are grappling with increasing cases of diabetes. The World Health Organization says millions of people in Africa now suffer from the non-communicable disease.
Almost four times as many adults live with diabetes when compared to known figures from 1980. A global World Health Organization report noted sharp increases in cases in low- and middle-income countries.
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