Strategies for Primary Prevention of Non-Insulin Dependent Diabetes Mellitus
Non-insulin dependent diabetes mellitus (NIDDM) is a disease with poorly understood natural history and severe long-term complications, and it is associated with large human and economic burden and costs. Epidemiologic data from various parts of the world suggest that NIDDM is increasing in most populations and in some of them it has already reached epidemic proportions (1). Diabetes seriously affects the quality of life because of its complications and the life of diabetic patients is clearly shortened. These facts make the question of preventing NIDDM important.
KeywordsGlucose Tolerance Impaired Glucose Tolerance Gestational Diabetes Normal Glucose Tolerance Population Attributable Risk
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