Diabetes Voice

Diabetes Voice is the online magazine of IDF. It covers the latest developments in diabetes care, education, prevention, research, health policy and economics, as well as themes related to living with diabetes. Diabetes Voice goes to the heart of issues that are crucial to all those who can further the promotion of diabetes care, prevention, and a cure worldwide.

Diabetes Voice was made available as a print and digital magazine until 2018. It is now available as a digital platform at diabetesvoice.org.

Archive content of the magazine until March 2018 is available below.

Issue: June 2014
Section: Diabetes views

Integrated efforts key for optimal diabetes care in China

Last update: 15/03/2017

The prevalence of diabetes is estimated to be 11.6% in the Chinese adult population, which represents up to 113.9 million Chinese adults with diabetes or a third of the world’s diabetes population. The prevalence of diabetes is higher in older age groups, in urban residents and in persons living in economically developed regions. Among people with diabetes, only 25.8% received treatment for diabetes and only 39.7% of those treated had adequate glycaemic control.1,2 These numbers suggest that China has overtaken India as the epicentre of the global diabetes epidemic.3

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