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South Pacific nations have the highest prevalence of diabetes in the world – so high that the United Nations reports that diabetes and other non-communicable diseases are one of the greatest threats to the region’s development. The 10,000 Toes campaign is committed to saving the lives and limbs of those affected.

Watch the stories of Sunil and Telita, and see firsthand the heartbreak caused by diabetes. Meet Mel Lemke and Terry Johnston and watch their transformation to health. Hear from Drs Chester Kuma, Andrew Pennington, Cherelle Fitzclarence and others about the devastating effects of diabetes and what you can do to prevent it.

See how 10,000 Toes is impacting lives

Sunil’s Story

Telita’s Story

Martina’s Story

Diabetes in the Cook Islands

Who is Mel?

Mel’s diabetes story

Mel’s Motorbikes

CHIP with Mel Lemke

Mel’s weight loss

Mel sets some goals

Packet food vs whole food

Mel’s fundraising information

Terry Johnson’s Story

What diabetes does to eye sight,
Dr Chester Kuma

Diabetic Foot Sepsis, or Gangrene
Dr Chester Kuma

10,000 Toes partners with Open Heart International

Junior’s Journey with diabetes
Junior Sulusi