Cities are where more than half of the world’s population
lives3 and where three out of four people with diabetes reside4.
Urban environments significantly impact how people live,
travel, play, work and eat – factors that, in combination, affect
the rise in type 2 diabetes. Although cities are engines of economic
growth and innovation, some of the drivers of their prosperity also
lead to health inequity. This means that some people have fewer
opportunities to make healthy choices than others and vulnerable
groups are more likely to be affected by disease.
We have to target our efforts where the greatest change can
happen – and that is in the world’s cities.