The mission of the 3K's is to promote diabetes care, prevention & a cure worldwide.
Despite the significant scientific advances of the last century, diabetes remains a major health challenge across the world. This chronic & incurable non- communicable disease (NCD) is responsible for millions of deaths annually & limits many lives with life-threatening complications. No country, rich or poor, is immune to the epidemic.
In its 2015 Diabetes Atlas, IDF estimated that 415 million people are currently living with diabetes; many as yet undiagnosed and untreated. To put this in an even more graphic way, if the people in the world with diabetes today lived in one country, it would be the third largest in the world after China and India. By 2040 the global figure will rise to 642 million – or one in 10 adults.
Scientific advances in the detection and treatment of diabetes are plentiful, with new lower cost solutions becoming available around the world. There is much 3k's can do to promote knowledge exchange and understanding of these advances and help drive policy change to ensure they are available for all. But perhaps our greatest opportunity to curb the growth of diabetes is to harness the willingness of governments organisations to drive change in policy, which will in turn create an environment that promotes better care of people with type 1 and type 2 diabetes, and greater opportunity to choose healthier lifestyles