The True Cost of Type II Diabetes (video) University of East Anglia Share Print E-Mail Loading video... Caption Diabetes affects 382 million people worldwide. This number will grow to 592 million by 2035. University of East Anglia researchers studied the economic impact of type II diabetes worldwide. Credit University of East Anglia Usage Restrictions None Share Print E-Mail Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.