Partners in eight cities are collaborating to generate new knowledge and insights into urban diabetes.

The Cities Changing Diabetes programme is currently active in eight cities of varying sizes and densities, and at different stages of development. Each city is contributing through its partnerships to establish a new knowledge base of the social factors and cultural determinants that make some people vulnerable to the development of type 2 diabetes and its complications in their city.

The work in the study cities will act as a platform for the programme to grow globally. It will provide a basis for connecting and understanding the challenge of urban diabetes, and for enabling and inspiring many more cities to join in the global fight.