Global Report on Diabetes

Publication

World Health Organization

Author(s)

Stephen Colagiuri, Pamela Donggo, Edward Gregg, Viswanathan Mohan, Nigel Unwin, Rhys Williams and John Yudkin for providing guidance on content.

James Bentham, Goodarz Danaei, Mariachiara Di Cesare, Majid Ezzati, Kaveh Hajifathalian, Vasilis Kontis, Yuan Lu and Bin Zhou for data analyses and estimates.

David Beran, Stephen Colagiuri, Edward Gregg, Viswanathan Mohan, Ambady Ramachandran, Jeffrey Stephens, David Stuckler, John Yudkin, Nicholas Wareham, Rhys Williams and Ping Zhang for writing sections of the report.

Peter Bennett, Pascal Bovet, David Cavan, Michael Engelgau, Ayesha Motala, Simon O’Neill, Eugene Sobngwi, Nikhil Tandon and Jaakko Tuomilehto for peer review.

Angela Burton for technical editing.

Abstract

Diabetes is a serious, chronic disease that occurs either when the pancreas does not produce enough insulin (a hormone that regulates blood sugar, or glucose), or when the body cannot effectively use the insulin it produces. Diabetes is an important public health problem, one of four priority noncommunicable diseases (NCDs) targeted for action by world leaders. Both the number of cases and the prevalence of diabetes have been steadily increasing over the past few decades.

Date

May 1, 2016

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