Vietnam has more than 3 mln diabetic patients

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Vietnam is one of ten countries with the highest rate of diabetes patients at 3.5 percent this year, according to an international conference in Ho Chi Minh City Saturday.

The country's population is currently nearly 86 million, which means over three million people suffer from the disease, said a report presented at an Asia-Pacific conference on diabetes.

Over 32,000 people are expected to die from the disorder's complications like renal failure, and heart and blood vessel diseases this year, the report said.

The rate may increase to 4.4 percent, or 4.4 million people, by 2014, it added.

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