Published: 2020-05-21

Role of primary care physicians in diabetes care in India

M. D. Abu Bashar, Nazia Begam


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.


Diabetes, Epidemiological transition, Primary care physicians

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