This book focuses on the geographical aspects of the epidemiology of diabetes. It examines such diverse populations throughout the world, including American Indians, Latin America, Africa, China, Japan, and the Middle East. The authors also provide a thorough examination of the economic costs of the disease.
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This seminal work brings together, for the first time, information on international trends and data for diabetes mellitus.
Diabetes is on the increase throughout both the developed and developing world. Currently there are approximately 150 million people with diabetes worldwide, mainly Type 2 diabetes, and it is possible that as many as half of the cases have not been diagnosed. These numbers are likely to increase over the next 25 years.
This text takes an international look at the epidemiology of diabetes, focusing primarily on geographical aspects of the disease. Topics covered include:
Professor Jean-Marie Ekoe. Endocrinologie, Metabolism et Nutrition, Centre de Recherche CHUM, Canada.
Professor Marian Rewers. MD, PhD, Professor, Pediatrics & Preventive Medicine, Clinical Director, Barbara Davis Center for Childhood Diabetes, University of Colorado, School of Medicine, USA.
Professor Rhys Williams. University of Swansea.
Professor Paul Zimmet. Director, International Diabetes Institute, Australia.
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