Diabetes Voice

Diabetes Voice is the online 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)

Diabetes Voice was made available as a print and digital magazine until 2018. It is now available as a digital platform at diabetesvoice.org.

Archive content of the magazine until March 2018 is available below.

Issue: March 2011
Section: Diabetes views

Diabetes Views - Time to start progressing responsibly

Last update: 09/03/2017

A recent report by the World Bank warns of an impending health crisis sparked by rising rates of type 2 diabetes and other non-communicable diseases (NCDs) – not among the SUV-driving suburban middle classes of Europe or North America, but in South Asia, home to the world's largest population of poor people, where more than 1 billion are living on less than 2 USD a day. Unsurprisingly for those of us striving to rouse the world to the geographically and socioeconomically global threat from NCDs, it is the poor families in the region who are disproportionately affected – by worsening poverty as they are forced to pay for medical treatment out of their household budget, as well as by avoidable disability and premature death.

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