Epidemiology of Diabetes Mellitus: A Current Review

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Diabetes mellitus represents worldwide an extremely important public health problem considering its high prevalence, the serious complications triggered by the disease, the associated rate of mortality and, not the least, the extremely high economic and social costs. In 1995 approximately 135 million persons were affected by diabetes and an increase of 300 million cases was estimated by the year 2025. At the end of 2012 a number of 347 million persons with diabetes was estimated, with a prediction of 552 million cases in 2030, that is 9.9% from the world’s adult population. The question asked on an annual basis is: „Diabetes where do we go? Can we stop the dramatic evolution?”

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