Concluding Remarks

In the next 20 years we will face a global epidemic of type 2 diabetes. Although the new cases of diabetes depend somewhat on the glucose criteria used to define diabetes, there has already been a true increase in the incidence and prevalence of type 2 diabetes. With increasing prevalence of obesity worldwide the epidemic of type 2 has emerged, and an "epidemic" of diabetes-related cardiovascular disease will follow (55). Incidence of diabetes in a population is tightly linked to the average weight of that population. Type 2 diabetes does not only cause micro- and macrovascular complications, excess mortality and morbidity, but it is also an expensive health problem. Therefore, socioeconomic, behavioral, nutritional, and public health issues relating to the epidemic of obesity and type 2 diabetes should be addressed. Furthermore, more funds are needed for continuing research aiming to reveal the unsolved issues in the pathophysiology and genetics of type 2 diabetes. Extremely important areas of research will be the identification of the genes responsible for the predisposition to type 2 diabetes, and the identification of environmental factors, which bring out this predisposition. Once these issues have been solved we will better understand the "epidemic" of type 2 diabetes, and target our nonpharmacological and pharmacological treatment modalities more effectively to prevent this continuously growing health problem and its devastating complications.

Supplements For Diabetics

Supplements For Diabetics

All you need is a proper diet of fresh fruits and vegetables and get plenty of exercise and you'll be fine. Ever heard those words from your doctor? If that's all heshe recommends then you're missing out an important ingredient for health that he's not telling you. Fact is that you can adhere to the strictest diet, watch everything you eat and get the exercise of amarathon runner and still come down with diabetic complications. Diet, exercise and standard drug treatments simply aren't enough to help keep your diabetes under control.

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