Diabetes :: Rise in Diabetes Mellitus

Dr. Gojka Roglic, of the World Health Organization reports that revised computations of de aths due to diabetes triples the original number, bringing the figure to 2.9 million for the year 2000; thereby, establishing this illness as a leading cause of de ath worldwide.

Roglic and team say that previous mortality statistics that relied exclusively on the cause of death recorded on the death certificate were inaccurate, so he and his colleagues used a computerized model and applied population-based observations and other sophisticated methods to recalculate the figure.

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