The International Diabetes Federation estimates that 463 million adults live with diabetes globally today. Photo: Shutterstock The International Diabetes Federation estimates that 463 million adults live with diabetes globally today. Photo: Shutterstock
The International Diabetes Federation estimates that 463 million adults live with diabetes globally today. Photo: Shutterstock
Dr Mohit Bhandari
Opinion

Opinion

Dr Mohit Bhandari

Asia can benefit from tackling type 2 diabetes with surgical interventions. Here’s how

  • An estimated 60 per cent of the world’s diabetics live in the region, and treating the disease through pharmacology and lifestyle changes has led to little improvement
  • With metabolic surgery now more accepted and showing results, governments and expert bodies must raise awareness and ensure better access to surgical treatment

The International Diabetes Federation estimates that 463 million adults live with diabetes globally today. Photo: Shutterstock The International Diabetes Federation estimates that 463 million adults live with diabetes globally today. Photo: Shutterstock
The International Diabetes Federation estimates that 463 million adults live with diabetes globally today. Photo: Shutterstock
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