Estimating prevalence of type 1 and type 2 diabetes in a population of African Americans with diabetes mellitus.

@article{Boyle1999EstimatingPO,
  title={Estimating prevalence of type 1 and type 2 diabetes in a population of African Americans with diabetes mellitus.},
  author={James P. Boyle and Michael M. Engelgau and Theodore J. Thompson and M G Goldschmid and Gloria L.A. Beckles and David S Timberlake and William H Herman and David C. Ziemer and Daniel L Gallina},
  journal={American journal of epidemiology},
  year={1999},
  volume={149 1},
  pages={55-63}
}
The pathogenesis, treatment, and outcomes of type 1 and type 2 diabetes differ. Current surveys derive population-based estimates of diabetes prevalence by type using limited clinical information and applying classification rules developed in white populations. How well these rules perform when deriving similar estimates in African American populations is unknown. For this study, data were collected on a group of African Americans with diabetes who enrolled at the Diabetes Unit of Grady… CONTINUE READING

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