Diabetes Center Expert Discusses Alarming Rise in Global Diabetes Cases

Suneil Koliwad, MD, PhD


According to a new report issued by the World Health Organization (WHO), the number of people living with diabetes worldwide has nearly quadrupled since 1980 to 422 million adults, with most living in developing countries.

In its first “Global report on diabetes”, WHO highlights the need to step up prevention and treatment of the disease – a goal that is shared by the Diabetes Center at UCSF.


The Diabetes Center’s Suneil Koliwad, MD, PhD, the Gerold Grodsky, PhD/JAB Chair in Diabetes Research, was contacted by KTVU to discuss the WHO report and the alarming increase in diabetes cases. View his interview here.