Diabetes Awareness Month, World Diabetes Day Draw Attention to Global Challenge

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Diabetes Awareness Month, World Diabetes Day Draw Attention to Global Challenge

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Summary

Diabetes is one of the fastest growing noncommunicable diseases (NCDs) globally, with an estimated 346 million patients worldwide.

According to the World Health Organization, people with diabetes require at least two to three times more healthcare resources than people without the disease, and diabetes care may account for up to 15 percent of national health care budgets.
 
In addition to increasing global access to diabetes care through innovative diabetes management technologies and support of training for healthcare professionals worldwide, Medtronic and the Medtronic Foundation participate in Diabetes Awareness Month and World Diabetes Day events to draw attention to this global healthcare challenge.
 
Learn more by listening to a podcast with Dr. Francine Kaufman, Chief Medical Officer and Vice President of Global Clinical Affairs for the Diabetes business of Medtronic.
 
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Tuesday, November 8, 2011 - 8:00am

CAMPAIGN: Medtronic Global NCD Initiative

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Keywords: Volunteerism & Community Engagement | Diabetes Awareness Month | Dr. Francine Kaufman | Healthcare | Medtronic | Noncommunicable Diseases | diabetes | healthcare technologies

CAMPAIGN: Medtronic Global NCD Initiative

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