INTERACTIVE: It's not sweet news for Malaysia as diabetes becomes more common

A diabetes patient taking his blood sugar level reading at his home in Bandar Puncak Alam, Kuala Selangor. – RAJA FAISAL HISHAN/The Star

PETALING JAYA: It's World Diabetes Day and here's the bitter truth - the disease has become more common in Malaysia, with its prevalence increasing by seven percentage points over the past decade.

We are also the country with the highest rate of cases in South-East Asia.

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