UN urges action to help sufferers of diabetes

World Diabetes Day, Nov. 14. [PacNews]

With almost 350 million people worldwide now suffering from diabetes, and the number expected to keep rising, the United Nations today called on governments and drug companies to ensure that sufferers have the care and treatment they deserve.

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon used his message for World Diabetes Day, which is observed on 14 November each year, to raise awareness about the needs of people living with diabetes, which is becoming particularly prevalent in developing countries.

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