More than a billion people around the world are expected to be living with diabetes over the coming years, according to a new study.

Academics said diabetes cases are set to “grow aggressively” in every country and among every age group.

The new paper, published in a new series by The Lancet Diabetes and Endocrinology journal, said that by 2050, some 1.3 billion people will have diabetes – more than double the 529 million cases in 2021.

Forecasters have separately predicted that by 2050, the world’s population will be about 9.7 billion.

This could mean that by 2050 about 13.4 per cent of the world’s population – between one in seven and one in eight people – will be living with diabetes.

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