Over the past few years, regardless of the country I was visiting as a global health consultant, I inevitably met at least one taxi driver who would share his personal experiences dealing with diabetes, a disease that affected at least 382 million people around the world in 2013. During one taxi ride in Delhi several years ago, as I sat in traffic, over the honking and beeping of cars and motor rickshaws, the driver told me he was diabetic and his doctor had prescribed some medicine that he was not taking regularly; to my shock, he then asked me whether he could drink alcohol with his friends each night. During another taxi ride in Melbourne, the driver told me about his diabetic mother and how he wished he knew more about how he could help her manage and control her diabetes symptoms. Being a taxi driver and having irregular hours, as well as working night shifts, attending formal classes for family members of diabetes patients was nearly impossible. In Dubai, another driver asked what his wife should do to improve her condition since she was diabetic.