The Diabetes and Metabolism Centre at the Singapore General Hospital. If nothing is done, the number of diabetics under 70 here is expected to rise to 670,000 by 2030 and to one million by 2050. Diabetes is expensive. It already costs the country about $1 billion a year - and the figure is expected to climb to $1.8 billion by 2050.
ST PHOTO: SEAH KWANG PENG