Type 2 is the most common type of diabetes. It is a chronic problem in which blood glucose can no longer be regulated. This type of diabetes develops gradually, so the signs and symptoms may at first seem hard to detect.
Bristol-Myers Squibb (BMS), an OPPI company member, has initiated the Together with Diabetes project in collaboration with NGOs, hospitals and institutes. Their motive is to spread awareness and give treatment to the poor, rural and tribal population. The project tackles diabetes through a multi-pronged approach in Andhra Pradesh, Rajasthan, Gujarat, Mumbai and New Delhi. The project benefitted 243,529 people through the BMS Foundation-funded programme, training 4,985 professional and healthcare workers.
Overall, the programme has resulted in improved health equity and access to healthcare.