"In North America this year more than 313,000 deaths will be attributable to diabetes—over 231,000 in the United States of America alone. The US is among the world's top 10 countries with the largest population of people with diabetes. Diabetes affects over 300 million people worldwide. If nothing is done, if no action is taken, we will have an even bigger problem on our hands tomorrow," says Professor Jean Claude Mbanya, President of the International Diabetes Federation. The International Diabetes Federation (IDF) predicts close to half a billion people will have diabetes by 2030. "Ninety years after the discovery of insulin, we are losing the battle against this cruel disease."