Prevention of Type 2 Diabetes and Its Complications in Developing Countries: A Review

  title={Prevention of Type 2 Diabetes and Its Complications in Developing Countries: A Review},
  author={Lal Bahadur Rawal and Robyn Jennifer Tapp and E D Williams and Carina K. Y. Chan and Shahjahan Yasin and Brian Oldenburg},
  booktitle={International journal of behavioral medicine},
BACKGROUND Type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) is a significant global public health problem affecting more than 285 million people worldwide. Over 70% of those with T2DM live in developing countries, and this proportion is increasing annually. Evidence suggests that lifestyle and other nonpharmacological interventions can delay and even prevent the development of T2DM and its complications; however, to date, programs that have been specifically adapted to the needs and circumstances of developing… CONTINUE READING
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