Cities Changing Diabetes research from 2015 in Shanghai revealed a
high prevalence of diabetes along with sociocultural vulnerabilities,
including how diabetes impacts families. The research also indicated
that one-third of people with diabetes are undiagnosed. The government
is therefore supporting a three-year Diabetes Intervention Programme
focused on strengthening diabetes care through the city’s health system.
" The dynamics driving diabetes in Shanghai are complex:
growing wealth, changing lifestyles and an ageing population,
alongside a rising number of younger people getting the disease.
Also, fast-paced working lives can stand in the way of diabetes
management. Through in-depth learning and connecting our knowledge,
Cities Changing Diabetes can help us to improve even further the
effectiveness of taking on diabetes in our city."
— Professor Jia Weiping, Shanghai Institute of Diabetes
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