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Type 2 diabetes in Brazil: epidemiology and management

Authors Almeida-Pititto B, Dias ML, Franco de Moraes AC, Ferreira SR, Franco DR, Eliaschewitz F

Received 11 August 2014

Accepted for publication 14 October 2014

Published 5 January 2015 Volume 2015:8 Pages 17—28

DOI https://doi.org/10.2147/DMSO.S72542

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Editor who approved publication: Professor Ming-Hui Zou


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Bianca de Almeida-Pititto,1 Monike Lourenço Dias,2 Ana Carolina Franco de Moraes,3 Sandra RG Ferreira,3 Denise Reis Franco,4 Freddy Goldberg Eliaschewitz4,5

1Department of Preventive Medicine, Federal University of São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil; 2Department of Endocrinology, Federal University of Goiás, Goiânia, Goiás, Brazil; 3Department of Epidemiology, School of Public Health, University of São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil; 4CPClin Clinical Research Center, 5Albert Einstein Hospital, São Paulo, Brazil

Abstract: Type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) is one of the most important epidemic diseases in the world this century, and accounts for 90% of cases of diabetes globally. Brazil is one of the most important examples of the alarming picture of T2DM in emergent societies, being the country with the fourth largest number of people with diabetes. The aim of this paper is to review the literature on diabetes in Brazil, specifically looking at the epidemiology and management of T2DM. A literature search was conducted using PubMed and LILACS to identify articles containing information on diabetes in Brazil. Official documents from the Brazilian government, World Health Organization, and International Diabetes Federation were also reviewed.

Keywords: type 2 diabetes, Brazil, epidemiology, management

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