World Diabetes Day 2020: The Global Burden of T1D

Picture Source: IDF Diabetes Atlas, 2019 and AJMC, 2019


In more than 160 countries around the world, the T1D community is coming together for World Diabetes Day, a day to raise awareness and advocate for a better future for those living with diabetes. While there is much to celebrate, the infographic above identifies some alarming truths about the current T1D landscape: the cost of care is rapidly rising and T1D prevalence, particularly in children, is increasing.

The T1D community deserves to have these needs addressed with diligence.

That's why there has never been a better time to advocate for a T1D Practical Cure. The JDCA has chosen this week to announce that the 6th Annual More for a T1D Cure Petition has officially surpassed the goal of 300,000! This incredible show of support underlines the T1D community’s unwavering determination to achieve a Practical Cure.

Thank you to everyone who signed!