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GlucoMe and Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany to Collaborate on Digital Diabetes Management Project in Vietnam

8/22/18: Vietnam is considered the country with the fastest growing rate of diabetes in Southeast Asia. (Vietnam Association of Diabetes and Endocrinology - VADE). Of its 92.7 million population (World Bank), around 5 million or 5.4% have diabetes. One of the reasons for these large numbers is the lack of resources and capacity to diagnose, monitor and treat diabetes at local community health centers. As such, patients must travel long distances to reach district, provincial or national level hospitals (WHO) for treatment and follow-up appointments.