The Rising Tide of Diabetes in Mexico

As noncommunicable diseases become more prevalent, Mexico is coming up with innovative ideas to fight the problem.

Diabetes has quickly become a top killer in Mexico, claiming eighty thousand lives a year. The spike is part of a larger, alarming trend—a worldwide rise in noncommunicable diseases. This global crisis is directly connected to improved health capabilities and changing lifestyles. Mexico has declared its diabetes problem a national emergency and is using policy and unprecedented legislation to address it.