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Epidemic of diabetes in China

Tsung O Cheng
Med J Aust 2003; 179 (11): 586.
Published online: 1 December 2003

To the Editor: Shaw and Chisholm described the increasing prevalence of type 2 diabetes in Australia.1 A similar alarming trend exists in China — there will be nearly 1 million new cases of diabetes per year in the 21st century,2 and a total of 290 million people with diabetes by 2010.3

  • Tsung O Cheng

  • Department of Medicine, George Washington University, Washington, DC, USA.

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