To learn more about how urban development drives the development of
obesity and type 2 diabetes, Steno Diabetes Center Copenhagen,
University College London, and Novo Nordisk launched Cities Changing
Diabetes in 2014. The research conducted under the programme has led
to a deep understanding of the social and cultural determinants of health.
Today, the programme includes more than 40 cities with 150
partnership organisations involved. This includes city leaders,
health authorities, academia, diabetes associations, health providers,
community groups, and business corporations.