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Addressing the challenge of GDM in the developing world - perspectives from rural western Kenya

IDF Diabetes Atlas reveals high burden of hyperglycaemia in pregnancy

Hyperglycaemia is one of the most prevalent metabolic disorders occurring during pregnancy. It can be a result of either existing diabetes in a pregnant woman or the development of insulin resistance and hyperglycaemia during pregnancy.

Protecting kids’ rights: IDF and select partners launch Kids and Diabetes in Schools (KIDS) project in Brazil and India

 

Anne Belton and Bénédicte Pansier

Children and diabetes: success and challenge in the developing world

Graham Ogle, Angie Middlehurst and Robyn Short-Hobbs

Voices of type 1 diabetes: taking type 1 diabetes to school

Taking type 1 diabetes to school is the subject of the second instalment for our Voices of type 1 diabetes series which features first person accounts of people living with either type 1 or type 2 diabetes and their perspectives on managing the conditions in our world today.

Why health matters to human development

Helen Clark, Administrator of the UN Development Programme, reflects on the development agenda post-2015 and explains how better prevention and care of Non-communicable Diseases fit into her vision for a broader development goal thereby decreasing the threat NCDs pose to progress.

Gestational diabetes – an update from India

In recent decades, more women of a reproductive age have diabetes, and more pregnancies are complicated by pre-existing diabetes especially in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs). Also of concern is gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) - the type of diabetes that is first recognized during pregnancy and affects up to 15% of women worldwide.


A medical student with type 1 diabetes in Mali

Bakary Coulibaly was born in 1984 in Mogola, a rural region of Mali. His father, who died a year after Bakary’s birth, was a farmer and his mother, a life-long homebuilder, who now lives in Touba in the southwest of the country. Despite facing many daunting socioeconomic challenges, Bakary continues to cover ground on the way to achieving his ambition: to become an expert in all aspects of diabetes and share his knowledge to the benefit of others. In this frank and courageous account, he describes his journey with diabetes.


Haiti fights for a brighter future

The devastating earthquake that struck Haiti on 12 January 2010 killed over 200,000 people and left more than 1.5 million homeless. Two years later, more than half a million people still live in tents in relief camps and 50% of the rubble is yet to be removed. The earthquake exposed infrastructural weaknesses and institutional shortcomings. Haiti is struggling with reconstruction efforts that, according to the authors of this report, have been hampered by political paralysis and the lack of coordination in international aid.

Civil society facing down the diabetes emergency in Mali

Santé Diabète emerged in response to a double emergency: the lack of access to care for people with diabetes in Africa and the lack of recognition on the part of the development actors that this is even a problem. Santé Diabète’s overarching objective is to improve the prevention and management of diabetes in Africa. Founded in 2001, it was the first international development-focused NGO to concentrate on the fight against diabetes.


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