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Rush hour in Old Delhi. In developing countries, those most frequently affected by diabetes are in the middle, productive years of their lives, aged between 35 and 64. Project HOPE is committed to bringing sustainable healthcare to the poorest regions of the world. Since 1958, it has provided nearly $2 billion in medical aid and has helped train more than two million health workers. Addressing diabetes worldwide since 1998 with Addressing diabetes worldwide since 1998 with programs in China and Mexico, Project HOPE is now focusing on diabetes education and tre eatment in India. For more information, pl ple pe p ease ase avi vi vi isit s s s s www.proj r ecthope.org. r 1 International Diabetes Federation, 2010 Diabetes Atlas, 2 FORTUNE , March 2011, 3 Ethisphere Magazine, April 2011 Please visit www.bd.com BD and BD Logo are trademarks of Becton, Dickinson and Company. © 2011 BD Photo Anna Maria Barry-Jester Partners in diabetes education Diabetes, a manageable condition in many circumstances, is growing at an alarming rate worldwide. It is estimated today that 284 million people live with diabetes. In India alone, 51 million people have diabetes, and that number could reach 87 million by 2030.1 Project HOPE and BD are collaborating with other industry partners to implement the India Diabetes Educator Project, focused on training Allied Healthcare Professionals as Diabetes Educators. The goal of the project is to educate 3,000 nurses, dieticians and nutritionists over a three-year period on diabetes treatment. The program, recognized by the International Diabetes Federation, will help the Educators empower diabetes patients in self-care, leading to better health outcomes. Named one of the World's Most Admired Companies 2 as well as one of the World's Most Ethical Companies,3 BD provides advanced medical technology to serve the global community's greatest needs. BD -- Helping all people live healthy lives.