Spreading Wastelines

In 30 years, the Chinese people have gone from having barely enough to eat to worrying about spreading waistlines, leaving the healthcare system struggling to keep up with an exponential rise in “nobleman diseases” like diabetes. “In the last 20 years, diabetes has developed a lot, but it’s only now showing up in the medical system,” said Dr Tong Xiaolin, vice director of the Guanganmen Hospital in Beijing, who sees dozens of patients during Monday office hours.I understand why they call it that but there is nothing noble about diabetes. Nobleman Diseases

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