13 April 2021 - The Global Diabetes Compact is a major new WHO initiative which will unite people working in diabetes prevention, treatment and care, including people living with the condition, around a common agenda.
During this short video, created for the launch of the Compact, we hear from several individuals who are already engaged in prevention and treatment efforts about their hopes and expectations for how the Compact will improve lives.
Diabetes is a global epidemic. Approximately 6% of the world’s population live with either type 1 or type 2 diabetes. A lack of access to treatment can result in limb amputation, sight loss and early death.