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Prevention of type 2 diabetes and its complications in developing countries: A review
journal contributionposted on 21.01.2020, 00:00 by Lal RawalLal Rawal, RJ Tapp, ED Williams, C Chan, S Yasin, B Oldenburg
Type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) is a significant global public health problem affecting more than 285 million people worldwide. Over 70% of those with T2DM live in developing countries, and this proportion is increasing annually. Evidence suggests that lifestyle and other nonpharmacological interventions can delay and even prevent the development of T2DM and its complications; however, to date, programs that have been specifically adapted to the needs and circumstances of developing countries have not been well developed or evaluated. Purpose The purpose of this article is to review published studies that evaluate lifestyle and other non-pharmacological interventions aimed at preventing T2DM and its complications in developing countries.