DIABETES is a disease that prevents your body from properly using the energy from the food you eat.
In developing countries, many people are diagnosed with diabetes and a huge number die because of diabetes annually.
It is important to help poor countries to develop healthcare systems that are responsive to the challenges caused by diabetes.
Treatments for people with type 1 diabetes include insulin pumps and islet cell transplants.
Using an insulin pump can be a good alternative to injecting with an insulin pen. It can give you more flexibility when managing your diabetes.
Diabetes type 2 diabetes can be treated using medication which help to manage your blood sugar levels.
The most common tablet is metformin, but there are lots of different types.
Eating and moving more can help. Weight loss can put type 2 diabetes into remission.
If poor countries are supported technically and financially, the number of people dying of diabetes globally will be significantly reduced.