"At some point in the future, history will demand an explanation for why we sleepwalked into this global catastrophe. How can we ever explain the fact that worldwide there are over 300 million people with a disease that is largely preventable? How can we ever explain the fact that the world turned away whilst every 8 seconds someone somewhere in the world dies from diabetes. How can we ever explain the fact that in many parts of the world, type 1 diabetes is still a death sentence for children, despite life-saving insulin having been invented 90 years ago? How can we ever explain the fact that millions of people worldwide are denied the rights to life and health everyday when they do not have access to affordable diabetes medicines and technologies?
In 5 days time, IDF will put diabetes in the international spotlight and bring the news that global neglect of diabetes is an outrage. IDF will show the world that whilst the news is bad, we already have the answers in our hands to turn the global diabetes epidemic around. On World Diabetes Day, rally and unite behind IDF's A Call to Action on Diabetes. This time, the world will have to listen."