Our Work in Diabetes

With the prevalence of diabetes continuing to grow in many countries, it is one of the most serious chronic health challenges we face today.

Approximately

415
MILLION
adults worldwide have diabetes.

Type 2 diabetes accounts for approximately

90 - 95%
of all cases of diagnosed diabetes in adults.

Diabetes is one of MSD’s top therapeutic priorities and a point of passion for many colleagues at MSD, both personally and professionally.

Karen, a MSD employee, shares her own experience living with type 2 diabetes.

LEADERSHIP THROUGH INNOVATION AND COLLABORATION

 

Advancements in diabetes research are making a remarkable difference for patients, but there is much more work to be done. At MSD, we strive for scientific excellence and innovation in all stages of diabetes research, from discovery through approval and afterwards. I am proud to be part of a research team that is committed to doing something truly meaningful to help people with diabetes.

Dr. Sam Engel
associate vice president of cardiometabolic and women’s health, MSD Research Laboratories
 

Because diabetes is complex and a growing health challenge, we are committed to collaborating globally with other healthcare innovators, and mobilizing our own talent throughout the company, to advance the care of people living with diabetes.


Rob Rode
senior vice president, general manager
Diabetes and Cardiovascular


 

MORE ABOUT DIABETES


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