In my days of youth (a long, long time ago) there used to be a popular cake that was much loved, much consumed. Its name - Death by Chocolate. This was the 1980s, when diabetes was thought of as something people over a certain age suffered from.
We were immune from such ills. Or so we thought. Then cases of Type 2 diabetes started cropping up in 30-year-olds. Did it cause a pause? Yes, perhaps. But, not enough.
Today, the world is facing diabetes at epidemic proportions. Fortunately, the world has also cottoned on to the biggest culprit – hidden sugars, as our online poll results reveal. Seven out of ten who votes said they were worried about sugar in their diet – seen and unseen. It was based on the Gulf News report, “38.7 million diabetics in Mena region”, published in the Nation section on December 6.