One Year On - Prevention

Governments have scaled up diabetes prevention by tackling risk factors:

  • Denmark, France, Hungary, Finland, Peru and New York City have all implemented taxes on unhealthy foods (e.g. foods with a high saturated fat, salt and sugar content) post-UN Summit.
  • Fiji doubled funding for NCD prevention in 2012, are increasing taxes on cigarettes and alcohol, and aim to decrease taxes on fruits and vegetables.
  • In Australia all tobacco products must now be wrapped in unattractive plain paper and covered in graphic warnings.