M.ore than 400 million people worldwide have diabetes, and in 30 years the number will probably be almost twice as many. Why can’t the disease be stopped? Questions to the Tübingen diabetologist Professor Baptist Gallwitz.
WORLD: Every day 1500 people in this country develop diabetes. The term is actually currently used, but isn’t that also a pandemic?
Baptist Gallwitz: Yes, the comparison is obvious. Whereby you have to say that in contrast to the corona pandemic, we have no convalescents with diabetes. Because diabetes is chronic and in principle incurable.
WORLD: What are the main causes of the diabetes boom?