Prevention and screening

English

Sisters Together: move more, eat better, prevent diabetes

Populations around the world are getting fatter. People of all ages are showing signs of diabetes and other conditions which are associated with being fat. It has been found that people of African, Asian and Hispanic origins are at particularly increased risk from obesity and obesity-related conditions such as diabetes. Due to a variety of cultural and socio-economic factors, women from these populations seem to be at especially high risk from the dangers of overweight.

Electronic communication: improving patient-centred care in Scotland

In this article, Alistair Emslie-Smith reports on the considerable improvements to diabetes care which are offered by the Diabetes Audit and Research in Tayside Scotland (DARTS) system. This initiative serves as a register and database for all diabetes care activity across the region. DARTS offers a wide range of resources for people with diabetes, health professionals, and those with an interest in the condition.

Detect-2: early detection of type 2 diabetes and IGT

Type 2 diabetes has reached pandemic levels, with the global number of people with the condition predicted to exceed 330 million by 2025. Overall, at least 50% of those with diabetes presently do not know that they have the condition. In developing countries the proportion with undiagnosed diabetes is considerably higher. At the time of clinical diagnosis, every second person with diabetes has already developed one or more micro- or macrovascular complications.

Raising awareness

President's editorial

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