What is Cities Changing Diabetes?
The Cities Changing Diabetes programme was developed to get cities worldwide to set goals and design interventions to drive down the number of people with type 2 diabetes in their city. Meeting these goals requires working together across sectors and disciplines, uniting stakeholders behind a common cause.
The world is rapidly urbanising, changing not just where we live, but the way we live. Today, the way cities are designed, built and run risks fuelling the health challenges of their citizens.
Urban environments are already home to two-thirds of people with diabetes. This makes cities the front line in the fight against type 2 diabetes – and where we must take action to hold back the alarming rise of the condition.
Since the programme was launched in 2014, a total of 22 cities worldwide – including Leicester – have joined in a bid to tackle the increased risk of type 2 diabetes among certain people who live in cities.