Tuesday, 13 November 2007

Every 10 Seconds

Every 10 seconds a person dies of diabetes related causes. Within the same 10 seconds, 2 new people develop the disease. Each year this adds up to more than 3 million deaths and 7 million new cases around the world. Diabetes is a global epidemic with devastating human, social and economic impact. Let this day, November 14th be a day that the whole world stands together to increase awareness and a passionate determination to work together to stop this silent killer.
Photos: London Shell Building by Mike Fenton. England, Nov. 14th, 2007


Mélanie said...

This kind of communication is great !!It is so meaningful

restyled home said...

These are discouraging stats, indeed. Sometimes I wonder if the drug companies aren't dragging their heels due to the huge financial gain to be made in keeping diseases like diabetes and cancer around...there is a huge market for the "treatments".