As a leader in diabetes care, we have an obligation to people’s health and a business interest in resilient healthcare systems that can afford our innovation for people living with diabetes. To tackle both the rising prevalence of type 2 diabetes and obesity, we are taking actions to stop these diseases before they start. Our current focus is on two of these leverage points - urban health and childhood overweight and obesity.
Cities Changing Diabetes
Childhood overweight and obesity is everybody’s business
In cities from Beijing to Houston, our partners have been uncovering the things that are putting their citizen’s at risk of developing type 2 diabetes and obesity. They have been using these insights to shape new urban health actions and policies, ranging from new city strategies to innovative peer-to-peer support programmes and large-scale screening drives. Below is a snapshot of activities that take an innovative approach to the old, and stubborn, problem of how to promote healthier lifestyles.