The WHO rolled out its first insulin prequalification pilot program yesterday, aimed at expanding access to treatment in low- and middle-income countries.   The move is designed to release more safety-checked, affordable insulin onto the international market.  

DAKAR—Senegal’s bustling capital—one of West Africa’s biggest cities, with nearly 2.5 million people—is surprisingly calm and quiet in the early hours of the morning.

Minnesota mom Lija Greenseid recently led a caravan to the Canadian border on a quest for insulin her daughter’s Type 1 diabetes.   Outraged by the near-doubling in cost of insulin in the US in recent years, she organized a small group of Americans to Ontario, where they…

While managing type 1 diabetes—perhaps the most life-threatening NCD—access to insulin is a matter of life and death. For the hundreds of millions of people living amid humanitarian crisis, the vast majority are being hosted in low-resource settings. This means the odds of…

In Texas’s Rio Grande Valley—where a third of people have diabetes—an alarming number of people are losing limbs to a disease they can’t afford to manage. Chronically underinsured, the region is also overwhelmingly Hispanic—a demographic more likely to develop type 2…

The percentage of Indonesians with Type 2 diabetes has doubled in the last few decades. An estimated 16 million adults are now affected, but doctors there are especially worried about youth, fearing many cases remain undiagnosed.   A core challenge is getting primary care…

A case of diabetes is diagnosed every 21 seconds in the US. The productivity cost of this “silent disease” topped $327 billion in 2017. POLITICO assembled a working group to share strategies for stemming the scourge.   The group agreed that effective prevention happens at…

Diabetes cases among the 60% of Guatemalans who belong to the indigenous population “may be of epidemic proportion,” according to a new study that found rates almost double a 2003 estimate.

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Governments around the world will not reach the Sustainable Development Goal of sharply reducing premature deaths unless “urgent action” is taken, according to a WHO report published today in The Lancet.