Incidence

According to statistics compiled by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC, 2003), approximately 18.2 million people in the United States had diabetes mellitus (DM). Of these, 13 million are diagnosed, but approximately 5.2 million or more go undiagnosed. Almost all adult patients with DM (90%-95%) have type 2. Based on recent demographic trends, an estimated 1.3 million or more new cases of DM will be diagnosed annually. The World Health Organization (WHO) estimates that by 2025,more than 300 million people will have DM worldwide (King et al., 1998; see also Amos et al., 1997). Diabetes significantly magnifies the risk for MI, sudden death, stroke, CHF, adult-onset blindness and loss of lower extremities, and end-stage renal disease (ESRD). Given its burgeoning incidence, complications of DM will likely incur a level of human suffering unprecedented outside of wartime. This is an issue that must be addressed directly by family physicians worldwide.

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