The Epidemiology of Diabetes Mellitus An International Perspective
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International Diabetes Institute, Caulfield, Victoria, Australia and
Nuffield Institute for Health, Leeds, UK Foreword by
Sir George Alberti
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The epidemiology of diabetes mellitus : an international perspective / edited by Jean-Marie Ekoe, Paul Zimmet, Rhys Williams. p. cm.
Includes bibliographical references and index. ISBN 0-471-97448-X (cased)
1. Diabetes-Epidemiology. I. Ekoe, J.M. II. Zimmet, Paul. III. Williams, D.R.R. (David Robert Rhys)
RA645.D5 E654 2001
614.5 '9462—dc21 00-069341
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Diabetes is a disease that affects the way your body uses food. Normally, your body converts sugars, starches and other foods into a form of sugar called glucose. Your body uses glucose for fuel. The cells receive the glucose through the bloodstream. They then use insulin a hormone made by the pancreas to absorb the glucose, convert it into energy, and either use it or store it for later use. Learn more...