Diabetes Voice

Diabetes Voice is the quarterly magazine of IDF. It covers the latest developments in diabetes care, education, prevention, research, health policy and economics, as well as themes related to living with diabetes. Diabetes Voice goes to the heart of issues that are crucial to all those who can further the promotion of diabetes care, prevention, and a cure worldwide.

Editor-in-Chief: Dr Douglas Villarroel (Bolivia)
Editor: Elizabeth Snouffer (USA)

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Issue: September 2016
Section: Diabetes views

Diabetes care model in a lower middle-income country: Bangladesh

In developing countries there is lack of organized care for noncommunicable diseases (NCDs) like diabetes, hypertension, stroke, and pulmonary disease, even though these diseases have become the leading cause of death in the world. Like so many developing countries, the prevalence of diabetes in Bangladesh is on the rise and was estimated at 7.4% by IDFs Diabetes Atlas in 2015. The Diabetic Association of Bangladesh (DAB) has developed a sustainable model of healthcare for people with or at risk for diabetes in Bangladesh. The DAB model shows that with proper planning and dedicated leadership, it is possible to create healthcare for diabetes and other chronic diseases even in lower middle income-countries.

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