Maternal status, Intrauterine and LBW

Maternal status, Intrauterine and LBW - The burden of...

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The burden of diabetes is increasing in the world and it is quickly spreading to developing countries. In 2007, there was an estimated 246 million diabetics in the world, with 165 million living in developing countries. India has 40 million diabetic patients, the largest number in a single country, and is therefore called the world`s diabetes capital. By 2025, it is estimated that a third of diabetic patients will either be in India (~70 million) or China (~59 million) [1] The prevalence of know diabetes is 5.6% in urban areas and 2.7% in rural settings. However, this rural-urban gradient is narrowing [2]. The burden of diabetes in Asian countries seems to be higher in young and middle-aged populations than in the older populations, which is contrary to what is seen in developed countries [3] . The causes of this rapid increase of diabetes seen in developing countries are not totally clear. One of the characteristics that distinguished Indian diabetic patients is that they are diagnosed at a younger age (e.g: a study showed that Indian patients are diagnosed with
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