Globally, more than 537 million people (20-79) suffer from diabetes while nearly half don’t even know. That is 1 in 11 persons suffering from diabetes. 6.7 million deaths (2021) were caused by diabetes and high blood glucose.
Diabetes is the leading cause of Kidney Failure, non-trauma Lower Limb Amputations, Loss of Vision among working adults, Increased Risk of Heart Disease and Stroke.
Around the world, millions suffering from diabetes are unable to access life-saving treatment and lack the means to manage their condition.
Rotary Action Group for Diabetes aims to address the Global Diabetes Epidemic by raising awareness to the humanitarian hearts and minds of 1.2 million members of Rotary International and other individuals and organizations who would like to join our efforts in our Areas of Focus.