High prevalence of diabetic retinopathy and nephropathy in Polynesians of Western Samoa.

@article{Collins1995HighPO,
  title={High prevalence of diabetic retinopathy and nephropathy in Polynesians of Western Samoa.},
  author={Veronica Rose Collins and Gary K. Dowse and W E Plehwe and T T Imo and P M Toelupe and Hugh R Taylor and Paul Z. Zimmet},
  journal={Diabetes care},
  year={1995},
  volume={18 8},
  pages={1140-9}
}
OBJECTIVE To determine the prevalence of diabetic retinopathy and nephropathy retinopathy and nephropathy and to define associated risk factors in Polynesian Western Samoans with non-insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus (NIDDM) or impaired glucose tolerance (IGT). RESEARCH DESIGN AND METHODS A 1991 population-based study in Samoan adults (ages 25-74 years… CONTINUE READING