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World Diabetes Day under the shadow of COVID-19

On 14 November 2020, World Diabetes Day, the Edgar Diabetes and Obesity Research Centre acknowledges the millions of people worldwide living with diabetes who are at increased risk for poor outcomes from a COVID-19 infection.

The imperative to prevent type 2 diabetes has never been stronger, and addressing the causes of obesity will go a long way towards preventing new cases of this disease. 

Professor Jim Mann, Co-Director of EDOR and Director of the Healthier Lives National Science Challenge, spoke recently with Radio NZ about what needs to happen to address childhood obesity in Aotearoa New Zealand:

Concerted action needed to tackle NZ/Pacific child obesity, RNZ, 12 Nov, 2020

How can we prevent type 2 diabetes?

The most effective way to address the diabetes pandemic is a public health approach. There are a range of actions that governments can take to help prevent type 2 diabetes, including:

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Find out more about EDOR's diabetes research

Diabetes and obesity research at the Edgar Diabetes and Obesity Research Centre