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Diabesity: Global Epidemic Lede

Diabesity: The pandemic impacting populations around the globe

Obesity and diabetes rates are increasing so much that there’s a term for it: diabesity. Here’s what you should know about this worldwide health crisis.

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They’re sobering statistics. Between 1980 and 2013, the number of overweight and obese people grew from 857 million to 2.1 billion globally. Today, over a quarter of those who are obese also have type 2 diabetes.
On their own, obesity and diabetes can lead to serious health complications—but when combined, “diabesity,” as experts are calling the simultaneous rise in both conditions, can really leave a detrimental mark on the health of people in nearly every corner of the globe.

As we mark World Diabetes Day on November 14, see how Johnson & Johnson is lending its support to help with the health crisis—and what steps you can take to be your best, healthy self.

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Here’s how you can learn more about the growing impact of diabetes and obesity around the world.

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