In low- and middle-income countries, many people living with diabetes and rare blood diseases struggle to afford, or get access to, the care they need. There are a multitude of reasons for this. Medicine is too costly, or there is a critical shortage of trained doctors and nurses, not to mention medical equipment. The challenges are significant, but solving them is not impossible. It takes cooperation and the knowledge and skills from many different organisations.
Ranjith had type 1 diabetes and is enrolled in our Changing Diabetes® in Children programme in India.
Worldwide, 500 million people live in fragile and conflict-affected situations. Many of these people require access to care for non-communicable diseases, including diabetes and hypertension.
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Faruqul Islam Mozumder with his daughter. Faruqul has type 2 diabetes and lives in Bangladesh.
For the working poor, whose income falls below the poverty line, living with diabetes and paying for insulin treatment is a daily struggle.