USA TODAY: Lack of insulin could affect 40 million people with diabetes by 2030, study finds

By Brett Molina

Insulin use is expected to rise 20 percent by 2030, and many people who need it for Type 2 diabetes won’t have access, a study from Stanford University suggests.

Globally, 511 million adults are expected to have Type 2 diabetes in 12 years, up from 406 million this year, the study found. More than half of those people come from China, India and the U.S.

The study found 79 million people worldwide will require insulin to treat the disease, but only 38 million will have access.

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