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Diabetes and ethnic minorities

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posted on 2005-08-01, 00:00 authored by J Oldroyd, M Banerjee, A Heald, K Cruickshank
The global prevalence of diabetes for all age groups is estimated to be 2.8%. Type 2 diabetes accounts for at least 90% of diabetes worldwide. Diabetes incidence, prevalence, and disease progression varies by ethnic group. This review highlights unique aspects of the risk of developing diabetes, its overwhelming vascular complications, and their management mainly using data among South Asians and African-Caribbeans in the UK but also using non-UK data. It is concluded that although the origin of the ethnic differences in incidence need further clarification, many factors should be amenable to prevention and treatment in all ethnic groups worldwide.

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Journal

Postgraduate medical journal

Volume

81

Pagination

486 - 490

Location

London, England

Open access

  • Yes

ISSN

0032-5473

eISSN

1469-0756

Language

eng

Publication classification

C1.1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal

Copyright notice

2005, The Fellowship of Postgraduate Medicine

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