Role of primary care physicians in diabetes care in India


  • M. D. Abu Bashar Department of Community Medicine, MM Institute of Medical Sciences and Research, MM Deemed University, Mullana, Haryana
  • Nazia Begam Department of ENT and Head and Neck Surgery, Govt. Medical College, Raigarh, Chhattisgarh



Diabetes, Epidemiological transition, Primary care physicians


Diabetes is a major worldwide epidemic and a public health challenge of 21st century with >415 million individuals living with the disease and this number is expected to grow to staggering 642 million by 2040. Of patients with this disease, 90% to 95% have type 2 DM. Factors contributing to this increase mainly of type 2 diabetes include an aging population, improved survival rates, and the increasing prevalence of overweight or obesity.


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