At Sanofi, we remain fully committed to serving the needs of the diabetes community. We have been at the forefront of diabetes management, and will continue to build on this heritage with a vision and commitment to transform diabetes care for the 37 million people living with diabetes in the U.S.

Did you know?

  • While type 1 diabetes can't be prevented, it can be detected early through autoantibody screenings1,4.
  • Type 1 diabetes develops in stages over time. There are blood tests that can detect type 1 diabetes before any noticeable symptoms arise, before insulin is required and potentially before any serious complications occur1.
  • By taking the step to have our children, family members, or even ourselves screened for type 1 diabetes we may give ourselves more time to prepare and plan for the future1.
  • Knowing someone's status early can also help people to potentially reduce the risk of going through diabetic ketoacidosis, which is a serious complication of diabetes that can be life-threatening5.
  • As many as 40% of Diabetic ketoacidosis cases occur in people who are newly diagnosed with type 1 diabetes1,6.

What is diabetes?

Diabetes is a chronic condition affecting the body’s ability to effectively process and convert sugar into energy. 

People with type 1 diabetes do not produce insulin, a hormone made by the pancreas. People with type 2 diabetes do not respond to insulin as well as they should, or do not make enough of it.2 This leads to raised glucose levels in the blood which in the long-term may lead to complications in various organs.3 

Supporting access to diabetes education

Our aim is to transform the way diabetes is managed and treated, not just with medicines, but with a holistic approach to managing the condition.

We believe diabetes education is critical for individuals living with the condition and for the healthcare professionals who care for them.  


  1. Beyond Type 1. SCREENING FOR TYPE 1 DIABETES. https://beyondtype1.org/screening-for-type-1-diabetes/
  2. Healthline (2022). Type 1 and Type 2 Diabetes: What’s the Difference? Accessed December 2022
  3. International Diabetes Federation (2022). About Diabetes. Accessed December 2022
  4. CDC. What Is Type 1 Diabetes? https://www.cdc.gov/diabetes/basics/what-is-type-1-diabetes.html
  5. Diabetes Care. Reduced Prevalence of Diabetic Ketoacidosis at Diagnosis of Type 1 Diabetes in Young Children Participating in Longitudinal Follow-Up. https://diabetesjournals.org/care/article/34/11/2347/28912/Reduced-Prevalence-of-Diabetic-Ketoacidosis-at
  6. Cleveland Clinic. Diabetes-Related Ketoacidosis (DKA). https://my.clevelandclinic.org/health/diseases/21945-diabetic-ketoacidosis-dka