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TO GO WITH AFP STORY BY Blanca Morel
A patient with diabetes monitors his blood glucose with a glucometer at a public hospital in Managua, on September 22, 2011. Diabetes is now the second cause of death in Nicaragua as junk food, alcohol and a sedentary lifestyle spread among the population more and more.  AFP PHOTO/ELMER MARTINEZ (Photo credit should read ELMER MARTINEZ/AFP/Getty Images)
TO GO WITH AFP STORY BY Blanca Morel
A patient with diabetes monitors his blood glucose with a glucometer at a public hospital in Managua, on September 22, 2011. Diabetes is now the second cause of death in Nicaragua as junk food, alcohol and a sedentary lifestyle spread among the population more and more.  AFP PHOTO/ELMER MARTINEZ (Photo credit should read ELMER MARTINEZ/AFP/Getty Images)

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About 422 million people have been diagnosed with either Type 1 or Type 2 diabetes globally.

Diabetes is on the rise

About 422 million people have been diagnosed with either Type 1 or Type 2 diabetes globally.