According to the federal statistics agency of the Russian Federation, the country’s population is in a phase of negative growth and currently stands at around 143 million. There are 2.3 million people registered with diabetes, 2 million of whom have type 2 diabetes. However, according to recent epidemiological research, there may be some 8 million people living with the condition in Russia. Success in addressing the problems relating to diabetes and its complications largely depends on the effective organization of diabetes care at regional and national levels. In this report, Mikhail Antsiferov describes provision for comprehensive diabetes care in the metropolitan area of the capital city, Moscow.
negative growth, national clinical practice, education, severe ketoacidosis, endocrinology service