Secretary-General promotes healthy lifestyles on World Diabetes Day

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With diabetes on the rise globally, the UN Secretary-General is calling on countries to foster sustainable food production and consumption and for people everywhere to minimize their risk of getting the disease.

In a message on World Diabetes Day, observed this Thursday, 14 November, Ban Ki-moon says these moves can contribute to better living for individuals and a more sustainable future for the planet.

The Secretary-General adds that without treatment, people with diabetes often die prematurely of heart attack, stroke or kidney failure, while many others are disabled by blindness or limb amputation.

He says countries have committed to improve access to essential medicine for people with diabetes over the next decade.

Approximately 350 million people live with diabetes, which occurs when the pancreas does not produce enough insulin, the hormone that regulates blood sugar.

Dianne Penn, United Nations.

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