Understanding not only who is living with diabetes but also
how those with diabetes are living will help Cities Changing
Diabetes in Mérida conceptualise and roll out appropriate
interventions to reduce the risk of diabetes-related complications.
Cities Changing Diabetes Mérida partnered with Novo Nordisk, the
Autonomous University of Yucatan and the Municipality of Mérida to
develop and conduct a study to determine the prevalence of diabetes in
urban areas of the municipality of Mérida and to identify the factors
impacting geographical differences. The research was carried out in
2020-2021, and the results were presented and published at the end of
2021. Five faculties from the university were involved in the research
study and are expected to publish additional research articles.
Based on the study's results, Cities Changing Diabetes in Mérida
will focus on improving the lives of those living with diabetes
through evidence-based interventions that affect the management of
diabetes and the prevention of diabetes-related complications. Moving
forward, the Municipality of Mérida will work on creating or adapting
existing public policies to improve public health and prevent diabetes.
"Thanks to this study carried out in coordination with Novo
Nordisk and the Autonomous University of Yucatan, Mérida will have a
database that will allow us to develop detection and care programmes
that put a stop to this disease in the municipality"
— Renán Barrera Concha, Mayor of Mérida.
Urban Diabetes Declaration