"A third of Dutch will get type 2 diabetes at some stage in their life. Almost half of the Dutch population will suffer from the preliminary phase of the disease, so-called pre-diabetes. One in eleven will have to use insulin.
This is according to a large-scale study done by scientists at Erasmus MC, NOS reports. These researchers tracked the health of 10 thousand people age 45 and older in the Rotterdam district Ommoord for 14 years, with the help of Rotterdam Study. According to lead researcher, Symen Ligthart, epidemiologist at Erasmus MC, the population in the Rotterdam district is representative of the Dutch population. A similar study done in the United States had similar results."