Corruption and Culture Increase Diabetes Deaths in India

October 9, 2014 2:47 PM

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When I returned from Bangalore earlier this year, having worked with health professionals at a diabetes clinic for the poor, I expected to write about how access to insulin is a human right. I saw the poverty and the need.

But with the recent passing of Reghunath Varma, a young man from India who could afford insulin and died for lack of it, I realized it is not just access to medicine and supplies that needs to be fixed in impoverished countries. It is basic education -- and and at times demystifying cultural superst...

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