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Type 2 diabetes mellitus affects more than 7% of adults in the US and leads to substantial personal and economic burden.

Crandall, Jill P., William C. Knowler, Steven E. Kahn, David Marrero, Jose C. Florez, George A. Bray, Steven M. Haffner, Mary Hoskin, and David M. Nathan. The Prevention of Type 2 Diabetes. Nat Clin Pract Endocrinol Metab. 2008; 4(7): 382-93. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2573045/?tool=pubmed

Reference

Title
The Prevention of Type 2 Diabetes
Publication
Nat Clin Pract Endocrinol Metab
Publication Date
2008
Authors
Crandall, Jill P., William C. Knowler, Steven E. Kahn, David Marrero, Jose C. Florez, George A. Bray, Steven M. Haffner, Mary Hoskin, and David M. Nathan
Volume & Issue
Volume 4, Issue 7
Pages
382-93
URL
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Categories

  • Cost of Disease
  • Prevalence & Incidence

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