World Diabetes Day

This year, the theme of World Diabetes Day is “Eyes on Diabetes,” with a focus on the importance of screening to ensure early diagnosis of type 2 diabetes and treatment to help reduce the risk of serious complications.

FOR PEOPLE WITH TYPE 2 DIABETES, EFFECTIVE BLOOD SUGAR CONTROL IS ESSENTIAL TO AVOID SHORT AND LONG TERM HEALTH COMPLICATIONS, INCLUDING:


HEART DISEASE

STROKE
 

KIDNEY FAILURE

BLINDNESS
 

NERVE PROBLEMS

LOWER LIMB
AMPUTATION

415
MILLION

90%
TYPE 2 DIABETES

Diabetes is a chronic and progressive disease that affects approximately 415 million adults worldwide and is considered one of the most challenging health problems of the 21st century. Type 2 diabetes accounts for approximately 90% of all diabetes cases.

Diabetes imposes a significant economic burden on national health systems, government and individuals.



Recognizing the challenges of living with diabetes, MSD is a proud supporter of World Diabetes Day and is dedicated to empowering patients and advocating for them to live healthier lives with diabetes. We are deeply committed to diabetes and will continue to collaborate with academic and industry partners to help advance the care of patients with diabetes, and to research and develop innovative treatment options.