Diabetes in Humanitarian Settings.

International Diabetes Federation: The consequences of a disaster, and the resulting response required to support people with pre-existing diabetes and to prevent the development of type 2 diabetes among the rest of the population, are a function of several factors such as:

  • Type, size and nature of the affected area.
  • Duration of the disaster.
  • People’s experience with such disasters.
  • Local infrastructure and socioeconomic situation.
  • Preparedness plans.
  • Size of humanitarian support provided locally, regionally and globally.

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