More and more people around the world are now diabetics.

FOX's Dave Anthony reports:

In 1980, less than five percent of the world's population had diabetes. A quarter century later, it's over eight percent, 422 million adults.

The World Health Organization report cites excessive weight gain as a big factor. People consuming more food and more sugary drinks.

WHO director-general Margaret Chan says we need to rethink our daily lives to eat better and be physically active. Most of the cases are type two diabetes, which is often brought on by poor health and obesity.

The disease greatly increases the risk of heart disease, strokes, kidney failure, blindness and leg amputations.

Dave Anthony, FOX News.