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International diabetes day: Our commitment to improving therapeutic adherence

An estimated 240 million adults worldwide are living with undiagnosed diabetes. This represents almost half of the total estimated number of cases1. This is why, as a committed player in the fight against cardio-metabolic diseases, we are particularly concerned by type 2 diabetes. The complex, progressive disease represents a major challenge to health.

#ActNowForDiabetes: Act and raise awareness about type 2 diabetes

The diagnosis rate of type 2 diabetes varies widely from country to country but is generally estimated to be between 50% and 70%. This means that up to half of all people with type 2 diabetes are unaware of their condition (1). So to mark World Diabetes Day 2023, we are mobilizing again with the #actnowfordiabetes awareness campaign on social media. This campaign emphasizes the importance of early diagnosis and therapeutic adherence.

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Already three successful editions of the #ActNowForDiabetes campaign, which has attracted over 140 million online and offline views worldwide since its launch!

The campaign will go live on social media platforms during the month of November.

Working with patients, one of the keys to fighting diabetes

For a long time now, we have been working with diabetes patient associations. We strongly believe that working with patients at all stages of the medicine’s life cycle leads to better care and solutions to support them throughout their journey.

“We definitely hope to see an improvement in patient adherence among the people engaged in our programs. Most importantly, it’s essential that patients ask for help, share challenges and seek out resources to facilitate adherence. Together, and only together, we may improve health outcomes and enable patients to live their lives to the fullest.”

Delphine Nicolas, Head of Global Patients Relations at Servier

In particular, we have co-designed practical tools for patients from different countries. Our MyHealthPartner website also offers a wealth of information on type 2 diabetes, to help patients better understand their condition and support them every step of the way.

Did you know?

From October 2 to 6, we attended EASD, the international congress dedicated to diabetes. It was the opportunity for our teams to talk with the main experts on diabetes and share the latest research and progress in the field.

Photo d'un homme souffrant de diabète de type 2

What you should know about type 2 diabetes

Cases of type 2 diabetes are rising sharply worldwide, where obesity is increasingly prevalent. Type 2 diabetes is said to be in some ways a lifestyle disease.

  1. See your doctor regularly: Consult your doctor to scan for type 2 diabetes, set up appropriate follow-up care, and avoid complications.
  2. Adopt a healthy lifestyle: By adopting a healthy lifestyle, you can reduce the risks and symptoms of type 2 diabetes.
  3. Adhere to your treatment: In addition to lifestyle-related and dietary measures, treatments may be prescribed. The secret to it being effective is to take it properly!

[1] Diabetes Atlas IDF 10TH Edition 2021