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