The global rise of diabetes—and how to prevent it

About this video: Diabetes is a serious problem that affects hundreds of millions worldwide, and the World Health Organization predicts that by 2030, diabetes will be the 7th leading cause of death*. Also accelerating is the number of people with pre-diabetes, a little-known condition where the blood sugar level is higher than normal but not yet high enough to be type 2 diabetes. Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany is raising awareness of this global epidemic, along with the good news that prevention is possible with lifestyle changes and monitoring.

*WHO Diabetes Fact sheet, July 2017

About this partnership

TED@Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany is a multi-year collaboration with touch points across the TED ecosystem. The partnership includes engagements at TED conferences, video content to amplify the organization's untapped ideas and features a TED-curated banner event with a diverse group of speakers from across Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany community. The event gathers leaders from science, technology, academia and society who have been at the forefront of breakthroughs and innovation.

About TED Institute events

TED Institute talks have opened up new channels of communication and inspired innovation within organizations. Whether you come from a business background or are just looking to explore, you’ll find in these talks the blended energies of TED and the exceptional organizations that have joined the TED Institute. Learn more about TED Institute