Fast acting Humalog (left) and slow acting Lantus insulin. The growing numbers of people with diabetes could lead to an insulin shortage in 10 years. Photo: Alamy

Type 2 diabetes numbers drive surge in insulin demand and millions could be left without

  • The world will need 20 per cent more insulin by 2030 and half of those in need won’t get it unless supply improves
  • A natural hormone, insulin is costly to produce and many diabetics from developing countries can’t afford treatment
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Fast acting Humalog (left) and slow acting Lantus insulin. The growing numbers of people with diabetes could lead to an insulin shortage in 10 years. Photo: Alamy
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