The epidemiology of Type 2 diabetes and its current measurement.

  title={The epidemiology of Type 2 diabetes and its current measurement.},
  author={Aziz A Ismail and Geoff V Gill},
  journal={Bailliere's best practice & research. Clinical endocrinology & metabolism},
  volume={13 2},
Type 2 diabetes is globally increasing in prevalence and is widely recognized as a major cause of morbidity and mortality, as well as being a burden to the health-care services. Planning for current and future diabetes services requires up-to-date prevalence information. The enumeration of Type 2 diabetes is, however, surprisingly difficult. Large numbers of people are undiagnosed, and those known cases have variable loci of care. Traditional techniques include cross-sectional diagnostic… CONTINUE READING