The Melbourne Declaration on Diabetes

Adrian M Sanders


Advances in science and technology, mainly during the 20th century, have facilitated extended survival amongst those for whom such ailments would previously have been a death sentence. Despite its increasing prevalence amongst people of all ages and its far-reaching ramifications, diabetes is in danger of being diluted in an ever increasing murky pool of long term conditions. The Melbourne Declaration on Diabetes, described herein by the first President of the Parliamentary Diabetes Global Network, aims to raise the profile of the condition and spur action to address the diabetes pandemic.

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