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Which country has the highest concentration of people with diabetes?

Discussion in 'Diabetic Foot & Wound Management' started by Admin2, Jan 16, 2006.

  1. Admin2

    Admin2 Administrator Staff Member

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    .... and it not the societies that have been Coca-colonized and Big Macked.

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  2. robby

    robby Active Member

    In terms of countires this is undoubtedly correct, BUT there are some societies such as the Pima Indians where there is an prevalenceof 50+ % due to genetics but as this group do not constitue a nation would not be counted as part of this question !

    (They are a Native American Tribe which migrated to the US from Mexico)

    There are many studies which have looked at this group especially the genetics. It should also be noted that now over 85% of the Diabetic population in this group are classified as medically obese!!!

    You should also note that according to International Diabetes Federation publication 'Diabetes and Footcare' the prevalence of Diabetes in India is between 5 and 8% (pg 167)

    The estimate is that there is a total of 39.3 million people with Diabetes in South East Asia with a total population of 1251.4mill. (2003) This equates to prevalence of 5.6%.

    Hope that this helps to clarify. Undoubtedly Diabetes is the long term healthcare timebomb across the World.

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