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: September 2011
Section: Diabetes views

The role of research after the UN High-Level Meeting on NCDs

Last update: 10/03/2017

The new Diabetes Atlas, published recently by the IDF, confirms that the diabetes epidemic continues to worsen.
The UN High-Level Meeting on NCDs shows that world leaders are finally facing up to the challenge posed by diabetes, as well as cancer and heart and lung disease. It is only the second UN summit to deal with a health-related issue and, as with the ground-breaking General Assembly Special Session on HIV/ AIDS in 2001, we are expecting international political leaders to sign up to commitments, concrete actions and measurable targets to tackle NCDs. But what happens afterwards in terms of global research efforts to put a stop to the diabetes epidemic?

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