By 2030, more than half a billion of world population would be suffering from Diabetes. The rapid increase in diabetes and obesity (Diabesity) is already a recognised risk which may bankrupt few economies. 15 years since coining the word' Diabesity' very little has changed in proactively managing this risk.The aversion for such risks by most carriers continues even in countries which are highly affected with this not so sweet disease. This largely can be attributed to the lack of innovation, be it risk quantifying methods or products. It is time now to act, to unlearn and relearn the evolution / management of diabesity and its complications, and reassess the way the risk is quantified, design appropriate products / benefits.
Google's 'smart lens' for diabetics www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-25776927
Category: Funding longer lives: Health/medicine