Diabetes affects over a quarter of Pakistanis

Scientists say inter-family marriages are the main reason why 80,000 Pakistanis die each year from diabetes.

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    There are 422 million adults around the world who suffer from diabetes.

    That figure has almost quadrupled since 1980, according to a World Health Organization report.

     

    On World Diabetes Day, Al Jazeera's Natasha Ghoneim looks at how Pakistan is trying to contain spiralling rates of the disease.


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