The burden of type 2 diabetes: are we doing enough?

  title={The burden of type 2 diabetes: are we doing enough?},
  author={Paul Zev Zimmet},
  journal={Diabetes & metabolism},
  volume={29 4 Pt 2},
Increasing levels of obesity, arising from energy-rich diets and sedentary lifestyles, are driving a global pandemic of type 2 diabetes. The prevalence of type 2 diabetes worldwide is set to increase from its present level of 150 million, to 225 million by the end of the decade and to as many as 300 million by 2025. Shocking as they are, these figures represent only clinically diagnosed diabetes, and many more cases of diabetes remain undiagnosed and untreated. In addition, up to one-quarter of… CONTINUE READING
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