Diabetes Views

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United in our vision to save sight

Sir Michael Hirst, Persident IDF (2013-2015):

Building bridges for diabetes prevention and treatment

Linda Siminerio, Diabetes Voice Guest Editor:

Worldwide wake-up call

Diabetes is the unresolved development issue of the 21st century

The newly released 6th edition of IDF Diabetes Atlas reports that the number of people living with diabetes rose cataclysmically to 382 million in 2013. Our evidence shows that diabetes prevalence will skyrocket by 2035. By that time, nearly 600 million people will live with diabetes, and approximately 470 million will have impaired glucose tolerance. Put another way – 1 in every 8 people worldwide, 1 billion people, will live with or be at risk of diabetes.

Several kinds of battle


Several different battles are illustrated by the contents of this Issue of Diabetes Voice. The first of these is the battle individuals face to maintain any kind of diabetes self-care in the wake of cataclysmic natural disasters – hurricanes, typhoons, inundations, earthquakes, forest fires or whatever form these disasters may take.

Breaking down barriers

Sir Michael Hirst

Successful management of diabetes is a reflection of community.

The many dimensions of DAWN2

Rhys Williams

No More Excuses

 

Michael Hirst
 

Children and adolescents – our most precious resource


Rhys Williams
 

From words to action

As the authentic global voice of diabetes, the International Diabetes Federation (IDF) has achieved much in fixing diabetes firmly on the international political agenda. Diabetes and other Non-communicable Diseases (NCDs) are now recognised as leading threats to development in the 21st century and to the success of the United Nations’ ambition to eradicate poverty.

In this issue …

Welcome to this, the second issue of Diabetes Voice for 2013. It has some new features. Let me tell you about them.
 


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