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Insulin shortage could affect 40 million people with type 2 diabetes

Please note that prior to May 2019, the Stanford King Center on Global Development was known as the Stanford Center on Global Poverty and Development.

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Nov 20 2018

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In an article about the likely possibility that millions of people worldwide will lack access to insulin in the coming decades, Stanford Assistant Professor of Medicine Sanjay Basu is quoted to say that “estimates suggest that current levels of insulin access are highly inadequate compared to projected need, particularly in Africa and Asia, and more efforts should be devoted to overcoming this looming health challenge.” Basu, a Center faculty affiliate, led the research that found that "about 40 million people who will need insulin to manage their type 2 diabetes in 12 years’ time will not get it unless access to the drug is significantly improved, according to new research."

Read the full article on The Guardian website.