Diabetes mellitus: new drugs for a new epidemic.

  title={Diabetes mellitus: new drugs for a new epidemic.},
  author={Grainne Nicholson and George M. Hall},
  journal={British journal of anaesthesia},
  volume={107 1},
The prevalence of diabetes mellitus (DM) is increasing rapidly in the 21st century as a result of obesity, an ageing population, lack of exercise, and increased migration of susceptible patients. This costly and chronic disease has been likened recently to the 'Black Death' of the 14th century. Type 2 DM is the more common form and the primary aim of… CONTINUE READING