Joined the programme in 2019
Philadelphia joined the Cities Changing Diabetes programme in 2019. Through the programme, more than 100 health, faith, business and community leaders from across the city are working together to develop new ways to change the trajectory of diabetes in Philadelphia.
of people with diabetes globally live in urban areas, and the highest growth in diabetes is expected to happen in these urban settings.
Among the top 10 most populous cities in the US, Philadelphia ranks 4th in diabetes prevalence, with 12,7% rate.1,2,3
In Philadelphia, nearly 1 million adults will be estimated to have diabetes in 2030. That is enough to fill the seats at Lincoln Financial Field over 14 times.