Global Diabetes Institute


Inequities in Global Diabetes Technology

A perspective piece on global accessibility of diabetes management technology, from the New England Journal of Medicine. Learn more


Access to insulin in Africa

Access to insulin is essential for diabetes patients, yet remains a challenge in many parts of Africa. This column discusses the barriers.


Deadly diabetes in “unrelenting march”

The diabetes epidemic continues to spread, with nearly 1 in 11 adults suffering from this disease. The BBC sheds light on this issue here.


International Year of Pulses

The 68th United Nations General Assembly declared 2016 the “International Year of Pulses.” Pulses are grain legumes, such as beans, lentils, and more. Find information, toolkits, global events, and more, here.


Nutrition Diagrams across the Ages

How do we demonstrate to the public what a healthy diet looks like? The United States Department of Agriculture has also struggled with this question. Learn more here.


Lessons learned in the global fight against Diabetes

This article discusses two approaches to chronic diabetes care worldwide.


mHealth and Diabetes Care 

This article, published in the Journal of Diabetes Science and Technology, describes the potential for mobile phone technology in diabetes care in developing countries with suggestions for future interventions. 


Report on Rates of Noncommunicable Disease in Low and Lower-Middle Income Countries

The Council on Foreign Relations released a report focusing on the factors associated with the growing global health crisis of noncommunicable diseases (NCDs). The report highlights the fact that economic growth and urbanization are leading to increased life expectancies but without the infrastructure and health care systems to support this in the developing world. It calls on the United States to prioritize NCDs in global health funding.

"More patients will get sick, suffer longer, require more medical care, and die young. Given the scale of these trends, the results will reverberate."  

Read the report here. Or explore the online interactive site 


Smartphone Glucometers

Shield diagnostics is developing a Smartphone case that is a glucometer and automatically transfers results to your Smartphone.  Visit their website.


Vitamin D Repletion Boosts Insulin Sensitivity in Prediabetes

Check out this article, which highlights research by faculty from the Global Diabetes Institute.


Merck launches a text message campaign for diabetes awareness in Uganda

Click here to read this article published in the Observer about a new health intervention in Uganda.


Featured publication

Esterson et al from the Global Diabetes Institute conducted a systematic review of diabetes care models in low-resource settings - Journal of Healthcare for the Poor and Underserved. Volume 25, Number 1, February 2014.

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