While new cases of type 2 diabetes are rising rapidly, recent research shows that complications from the disease are on the decline. Research compiled by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) found that over a 20-year period, rates of the five major complications associated with diabetes - heart attack, stroke, end-stage kidney failure, lower limb amputation and deaths from hyperglycemia - all saw drastic declines.
In an interconnected global marketplace, linked by air travel and full of countries jostling for notice, it's no wonder that medical tourism has spurred competition. Nations see the money flowing into healthcare and want a share for themselves. They also see real advantages to becoming healthcare delivery hubs.
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