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  1. Using technology to help manage diabetes

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    Published by: Swiss Re Group Content Type: Article

    Summary Today estimates show approximately 451 million adults – that's 1 in 11 - have diabetes. This comes with a huge economic cost: the annual global price tag to treat the condition is USD 1.3 trillion. However, growing scientific evidence shows weight

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  2. sigma 6/2018: Mortality improvement: understanding the past and framing the future

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    A number of risk factors, which can be classified as either biomedical, behavioural or socio-economic, have a significant impact on mortality. The latest edition of sigma examines developments in mortality improvement and whether the recent signs that mort

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  3. Solutions to address modifiable risks like type 2 diabetes

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    We think so. A chronic epidemic of non-communicable diseases is sweeping the world in growing proportions. Over 80% of all deaths due to non-communicable diseases are caused by four diseases: cardiovascular, cancers, respiratory illness and diabetes. And i

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  4. Continuous glucose monitoring and the transformation of diabetes care

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    Accurate, continuous blood sugar data from cutting-edge glucose sensing technology, will substantially improve the quality of life of diabetes patients – and provide data for the better understanding and more efficient management of the disease. The burden

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  5. The Challenges of Diabetes

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    Type 2 Diabetes brings with it significant financial cost; but more importantly, causes great human suffering. Insurers in China are an important component in financing the treatment chain of diabetes and, is thus in a position to provide financial incenti

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  6. Type 2 diabetes – a reversible condition?

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    Diabetes prevalence being on the rise globally, we expect a growing impact of the disease on re/insurance portfolios throughout different lines of business. Whereas type 2 diabetes is significantly driven by genetics, there are many behavioural factors tha

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  7. Redefining diabetes: Putting a "chronic progressive disease" into remission

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    Published by: Swiss Re Institute Content Type: Conference

    A great interest in The BMJ/ Swiss Re conference "Food for thought: The science and politics of nutrition" will lead to many of the world's experts in nutrition being present in Zurich in June. A number of these expert clinicians, scientists and researcher

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  8. Expert Forum on diabetes: Genetics, nutrition and the future of diabetes management

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    Summary Diabetes prevalence being on the rise globally, we expect a growing impact of the disease on re/insurance portfolios throughout different lines of business. Whereas type 2 diabetes is significantly driven by genetics, there are many behavioural fac

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  9. Expert forum on diabetes

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    Type 2 diabetes is a highly prevalent condition and a major cause of morbidity and mortality. But just because you are predisposed to diabetes doesn’t mean you will get the disease.

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  10. Diabetes Management Programme

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    A new way to strengthen your inforce portfolio, increase customer engagement or attract new policyholders is hiding in an unlikely place: the growing diabetes and obesity epidemics.

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