Women and Diabetes: A Global Perspective.

UNCG Author/Contributor (non-UNCG co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
Jie Hu, Associate Professor (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
Web Site: http://library.uncg.edu/

Abstract: The epidemic of diabetes is now worldwide. Diabetes affects 347 million people and this number is projected to reach 438 million by the year 2030 [1]. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), diabetes caused 1.3 million deaths worldwide in 2008 [2]. Diabetes increases the risk of both heart disease and stroke. The risk of death for people with diabetes is about twice as high as than that for people without diabetes [3]. The cost of diabetes ranges from 0.4% to 2.3% of GDP in some countries in the world [4].

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Language: English
Date: 2013
women's health, women, diabetes, public health

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