oa South African Family Practice - What the primary healthcare worker needs to know about the management of type 2 diabetes : SA Hypertension Society Supplement

Volume 54, Issue 2
  • ISSN : 2078-6190
  • E-ISSN: 2078-6204



Globally, type 2 diabetes remains the most common type of diabetes, and its prevalence is rising, unabatedly driven by physical inactivity and the emerging epidemic of obesity. The risk of developing type 2 diabetes is especially increased in rural girls, of whom up to 25% are already overweight or obese in late adolescence.

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