Indian Journal of Endocrinology and Metabolism

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Year
: 2015  |  Volume : 19  |  Issue : 7  |  Page : 14--15

Type 1 diabetes mellitus in Bhutan


Tashi Wangdi 
 Department of Medicine, National Referral Hospital, Thimphu, Bhutan

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Tashi Wangdi
Department of Medicine, National Referral Hospital, Thimphu
Bhutan

Bhutan is a South Asian country with a total population of 733,643. Bhutan has a very low burden of type 1 diabetes mellitus (T1DM), while that of type 2 diabetes mellitus is very high and increasing at alarming rates. Bhutan has a notably high proportion of over-weight and obese population. First case of T1DM was detected in 2006 and all the detected patients are in the age range of 14-15 years. The challenges in T1DM management include lack of knowledge among health care workers and patients, and limited access to health care services because of the difficult terrain.


How to cite this article:
Wangdi T. Type 1 diabetes mellitus in Bhutan.Indian J Endocr Metab 2015;19:14-15


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Wangdi T. Type 1 diabetes mellitus in Bhutan. Indian J Endocr Metab [serial online] 2015 [cited 2020 Oct 21 ];19:14-15
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