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China ‘Catastrophe’ Hits 114 Million as Diabetes Spreads

China’s diabetes epidemic is worse than previously estimated -- much worse.

The most comprehensive nationwide survey for diabetes ever conducted in China shows 11.6 percent of adults, or 114 million, has the disease. The finding, published yesterday in the Journal of the American Medical Association, adds 22 million diabetics, or the population of Australia, to a 2007 estimate and means almost one in three diabetes sufferers globally is in China.