Diabetes is on the rise. No longer a disease of predominantly rich
nations, the prevalence of diabetes is steadily increasing everywhere,
most markedly in the world’s middle-income countries.Unfortunately, in many settings the lack of effective policies to createsupportive environments for healthy lifestyles and the lack of access toquality health care means that the prevention and treatment of diabetes,
particularly for people of modest means, are not being pursued.When diabetes is uncontrolled, it has dire consequences for healthand well-being.