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Lack of diagnosis hampers efforts

By SHAN JUAN (China Daily)

13:30, November 14, 2012

A nurse shows a diabetic where on her body to inject insulin, at the Xiangyang No 1 People's Hospital in Hubei province in November 2011. GONG BO / FOR CHINA DAILY

Only 40 percent of China's estimated 92 million diabetes patients get diagnosed, which seriously undermines early treatment for sufferers and the nation's overall intervention efficiency, a leading specialist warned.

Ji Linong, president of the Chinese Diabetes Society under the Chinese Medical Association, made the remarks at an event on Tuesday to mark World Diabetes Day, which falls on Nov 14 every year.

According to Ji, the number of diabetes patients on the mainland has doubled over the past decade, and about 9.7 percent of the population aged 20 and older suffer from the chronic disease related to a high-fat diet and sedentary lifestyle.

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