Ticking time-bombs.
Subject: Type 2 diabetes (Care and treatment)
Type 2 diabetes (Complications and side effects)
Author: Seggie, Janet
Pub Date: 11/01/2012
Publication: Name: South African Medical Journal Publisher: South African Medical Association Audience: Academic Format: Magazine/Journal Subject: Health Copyright: COPYRIGHT 2012 South African Medical Association ISSN: 0256-9574
Issue: Date: Nov, 2012 Source Volume: 102 Source Issue: 11
Geographic: Geographic Scope: South Africa Geographic Name: South Africa Geographic Code: 6SOUT South Africa
Accession Number: 308294352
Full Text: Mirroring the documented extremely high prevalence of type 2 diabetes in the South African Indian population, Erasmus et al. (8) offer the startling insights that a third of adults of mixed ancestry in the Western Cape have the disorder, and that more than half of affected persons are unaware of their condition. So, the predicted epidemic in developing countries is upon us. Since diabetes is, in truth, ultimately a micro- and macrovascular disease, we must now prepare for the 'time-bombs' of ischaemic heart disease, stroke and renal insufficiency.

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