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

2 comments:

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".