n CME : Your SA Journal of CPD - Another epidemic : editor's comment

Volume 21, Issue 10
  • ISSN : 0256-2170



Extracted from text ... With the all-pervading presence of HIV and AIDS in southern Africa it is easy to forget that we have another epidemic in our midst, that of lifestyle diseases. Of these, diabetes is easily the most challenging and complex. According to the International Diabetes Federation, 177 million people were living with diabetes at the end of 2001. This figure is apparently still rising. Type 2 diabetes accounts for between 85% and 95% of diabetes in Western countries, and probably more in the developing world. Not to neglect the importance of type 1 diabetes, it is type 2 which is using ..

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