The World Health Organization (WHO) released its global report on diabetes and called for action to prevent and treat the disease. Diabetes has been identified as one of four priority noncommunicable diseases targeted for action by world leaders. The WHO research found that 422 million people were suffering from diabetes as of 2014 and a total of 3.7 million deaths in 2012 were a result of diabetes or high blood glucose. The WHO concluded that diabetes is a major cause of blindness, kidney failure, heart attacks, stroke and lower limb amputation making it one of the leading causes of death in the world. For the full report click here.