When someone living with a chronic disease is not cared for properly,
or left untreated altogether, they are at risk of developing
life-threatening complications. In the case of diabetes, this could
lead to amputations and loss of eyesight, and in some cases
complications can be fatal.
Vulnerable communities and low-income countries are often hit the
hardest. The cost and access to medical care can place a devastating
burden on individuals, their families, and even whole societies.
Our long-term ambition is to provide access to affordable diabetes
care for vulnerable patients in every country, especially children
living with type 1 diabetes, who face certain death in some parts of
the world without care and medicine.
We also invest in chronic disease prevention. Our ambition is to
prevent more than 100 million people from getting type 2 diabetes by 2045.
See how we are defeating diabetes.