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Global Inequality in Type 1 Diabetes: a Comparison of Switzerland and Low-and Middle-Income Countries

Published inPediatric endocrinology reviews : PER, vol. 17, no. Suppl 1, p. 210-219
Publication date2020
Abstract

Globally it is estimated that over 1 million children and adolescents have Type 1 diabetes with large variations in incidence between different contexts. Health systems need to provide a variety of elements to ensure appropriate diabetes care, such as service delivery; healthcare workforce; information; medical products and technologies; financing and leadership and governance. Describing these elements between Geneva, Switzerland, a high-income country with high spending on healthcare and a large density of doctors, and low- and middle-income countries this article aims to highlight the global inequality of diabetes care. Type 1 diabetes can serve as a litmus as we move towards the centenary of the discovery of insulin and beyond as there is a need for a global movement to ensure that innovation in the management of diabetes benefits the whole diabetes community and not just a select few.

Keywords
  • Delivery of Health Care
  • Developing Countries
  • Diabetes Mellitus, Type 1
  • Global Health
  • Humans
  • Socioeconomic Factors
  • Switzerland
  • Access
  • Insulin
Citation (ISO format)
ALMEIDA MARQUES, Nilson Jonathan et al. Global Inequality in Type 1 Diabetes: a Comparison of Switzerland and Low-and Middle-Income Countries. In: Pediatric endocrinology reviews : PER, 2020, vol. 17, n° Suppl 1, p. 210–219. doi: 10.17458/per.vol17.2020.mps.type1diabetescomparison
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