Emerging economies and diabetes and cardiovascular disease.

Pradeepa, R and Prabhakaran, D and Mohan, V (2012) Emerging economies and diabetes and cardiovascular disease. Diabetes technology & therapeutics, 14 Suppl 1 . S59-67. ISSN 1557-8593



Diabetes and cardiovascular diseases (CVDs) are increasing in epidemic proportions globally, with the most marked increase in emerging economies. Among emerging economies, China and India have the highest numbers of people with diabetes and CVD. Over the last two decades, 80% of CVD and diabetes mortality occurred in low- and middle-income countries, suggesting that these disorders have become a leading threat to public health in most of the developing countries. The burden of CVD and diabetes in the developing countries affects the productive younger age group, and this has serious economic implications. Diabetes shares many characteristics and risk factors with CVD, and thus the risk for CVD also escalates with the increase in prevalence of diabetes. Both genetic and environmental factors play a major role in causation of diabetes and CVD. However, the major drivers of this dual epidemic are demographic changes with increased life expectancy, lifestyle changes due to rapid urbanization, and industrialization. To reduce the burden of diabetes and CVD in the coming decades, emerging economies need to set national goals for early diagnosis, effective management, and primary prevention of these disorders. In order to curb the epidemic of diabetes and CVD, population-based, multisectoral, multidisciplinary, and culturally relevant approaches including various departments of the government as well as non-governmental agencies are required.

Item Type:Article
Official URL/DOI:http://www.liebertpub.com/overview/diabetes-techno...
Uncontrolled Keywords:Diabetes;cardiovascular diseases
Subjects:Diabetology > Cardiovascular Diabetology
Diabetes > Diabetes Diseases
Divisions:Department of Diabetology
ID Code:626
Deposited On:25 Jul 2012 12:20
Last Modified:25 Jul 2012 12:20

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