World Diabetes Day does more than just raising awareness about this prevalent health issue. It also brings to light some significant concerns that surround it and initiates deliberation on how they can be addressed. The growing number of diabetics is staggering as projected by the International Diabetes Federation and the Global Burden of Disease projects. It reminds us of the need to be financially prepared for whatever life throws at us.
Joanna Swanson is Europe correspondent at the Thomson Reuters Foundation based in Brussels covering politics, culture, business, climate change, society, economies and inclusive tech. With specific focus in breaking news, she has covered some of the world's most significant stories.