Diabetes: Advances in Diagnosis and Treatment.

  title={Diabetes: Advances in Diagnosis and Treatment.},
  author={David Matthew Nathan},
  volume={314 10},
IMPORTANCE Chronic diseases have overtaken acute diseases, such as infections, as the major cause of premature mortality worldwide. Diabetes mellitus, a chronic degenerative metabolic disease, has reached epidemic proportions in the past 30 years, with worldwide prevalence approaching 400 million people. OBSERVATIONS AND ADVANCES The epidemic is largely secondary to an increasing sedentary lifestyle and highly prevalent overweight and obesity contributing to the development of type 2 diabetes… CONTINUE READING
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