18 Apr 2023

Scientists warn a type two diabetes pandemic is looming

From Morning Report, 6:21 am on 18 April 2023

Health researchers say the government needs to take large scale action to prevent an emerging type two diabetes pandemic.

Overseas research shows the number of people diagnosed with type two diabetes has increased in the past years, reaching a staggering 483 million people globally.

Professor Jim Mann from the University of Otago is a scientist at the forefront of diabetes research, and was invited to write recommendations on the latest research.

He spoke to Ingrid Hipkiss.