n CME : Your SA Journal of CPD - Another epidemic : editor's comment
|Article Title||Another epidemic : editor's comment|
|© Publisher:||Health and Medical Publishing Group (HMPG)|
|Journal||CME : Your SA Journal of CPD|
|Publication Date||Oct 2003|
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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