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Global Trend in Diabetes Could Exact Catastrophic Toll on Emerging Global Healthcare Systems
Date:11/2/2011

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"About 20 percent of people with diabetes when it's discovered, they already have some significant diabetic complication," says Dr. Raskin.  "One of the things doctors should do when they make a diagnosis of type 2 diabetes is to screen that person for all complications."

Dr. Raskin also clarifies concept of gestational diabetes, a condition that affects about 18 percent of pregnancies according to the American Diabetes Association, and is believed to develop in expectant mothers during pregnancy.

"Gestational diabetes is a bad term," says Dr. Raskin, pointing out that many women diagnosed with gestational diabetes probably had diabetes before becoming pregnant.

For more on this and other critical diabetes topics, watch www.DiabetesMonth.tv.  

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