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Current data reveals that over 530 million people are living with diabetes and over 850 million with chronic kidney disease, also known as CKD. In recent decades, both conditions have seen a dramatic increase in cases.
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Stem cells

Nanosensor technology combined with cell transplants holds enormous potential for treating type 1 diabetes. Despite the challenges, we are coming closer to changing the lives of people with the condition.
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Type 2 diabetes disproportionately affects Indigenous Populations worldwide, making the condition in these communities a global health emergency.
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Awareness, capacity-building and accurate data are key to tackling this common and serious complication affecting people with diabetes.
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Type 1 diabetes has been traditionally associated with children and young adults, but recent research indicates that the condition impacts and is on the rise in all age groups.
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