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Year : 2014  |  Volume : 18  |  Issue : 6  |  Page : 868-870

Worldwide burden of diabetes

1 Medical Intern, Post Graduate Institute of Medical Sciences, Rohtak, Haryana, India
2 Intern, Maharaja Agrasen Institute of Medical Research and Education, Hissar, Haryana, India

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DOI: 10.4103/2230-8210.141388

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Diabetes is a pandemic of major public health importance cannot be disputed. While the IDF data does emphasis the importance of diabetes as a global public health problem, it does not place in perspective the ranking of diabetes as compared to other diseases and illnesses. The GBD data highlight this fact in multiple ways. The disease and its complications or comorbid conditions rank high in the list of risk factors, and causes of death. This communication describes the global burden of diabetes especially south-east Asia and the statistical sequelae of the disease.

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