News Extra [these Stories Appear Only On The Web]

Diabetes a growing problem in United States

BMJ 2001; 322 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.322.7280.194/b (Published 27 January 2001) Cite this as: BMJ 2001;322:194
  1. Janice Hopkins Tanne
  1. New York

    The United States, like many other industrialised countries, faces a diabetes epidemic. “Sixteen million Americans—6% of the population—have diabetes, and one third of them don't even realise it; 800 000 will be diagnosed this year. It is the leading cause of blindness, end stage renal disease, and leg amputations and the seventh leading cause of death,” Dr Susan Hershberg Adelman told a seminar in New York last week.

    Dr Adelman, a trustee of the American Medical Association, spoke at a meeting jointly sponsored by that association, the American Diabetes Association, and the pharmaceutical firm Aventis.

    Worldwide, about 140 million …

    View Full Text

    Sign in

    Log in through your institution

    Free trial

    Register for a free trial to thebmj.com to receive unlimited access to all content on thebmj.com for 14 days.
    Sign up for a free trial

    Subscribe