This excerpt taken from the NVO 6-K filed Feb 9, 2007.
Diabetes is a pandemic. The International Diabetes Federation (IDF) projects an increase from the current 246 million people with diabetes to 380 million in 2025. Some 70% of this growth is predicted to occur in the
developing world, driven by increased urbanisation, sedentary lifestyles and the adoption of diets high in fat, sugar and salt. Type 2 diabetes is now also affecting children and adolescents.