Diabetes is one of the major health and development challenges of the 21st century. No country, rich or poor, is immune to the epidemic. It is a chronic, incurable, costly, and increasing but largely preventable non-communicable disease (NCD) which is responsible for millions of deaths annually, debilitating complications, and incalculable human misery.


Insulin is a hormone made by the beta cells in the pancreas. It is the key that opens the doors of cells and allows glucose to get into the cell.

Oral medications

Healthy nutrition

Food is made up of various nutrients, vitamins, minerals and water. The nutrients are:


Raising awareness

Risk factors

Signs and symptoms

Individuals can experience different signs and symptoms of diabetes, and sometimes there may be no signs. Some of the signs commonly experienced include:

What is diabetes?

Dr. Dale Williams

Dr. Dale Williams

While working at the University of Alabama-Birmingham (UAB), Dr. Dale Williams has been helping lead a research training programme in India to develop a cadre of researchers in clinical, operational, health services and prevention science research focused on NCDs.