Combating diabetes in older people

Holding diabetes medication

Diabetes is one of the leading causes of premature deaths worldwide – and diagnoses are rising rapidly in lower and middle-income countries. To combat the spread of diabetes – and help older people who live in poverty to manage the condition – Age International and it’s partners have launched two new programmes in Lebanon and Myanmar.

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It’s time for the world to take action on diabetes

Three women suffering from diabetes stand in the snow in Kyrgyzstan.

This World Health Day Age International is joining with older campaigners in more than 50 countries to call for diabetes – a leading cause of death in low and middle-income countries – to be tackled through screening, testing, treatment and education.

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