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Diabetes in America, 2nd Edition
Diabetes in America, 2nd Edition, is a 733-page compilation and assessment of epidemiologic, public health, and clinical data on diabetes and its complications in the United States. It was published by the National Diabetes Data Group of the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD. The book contains 36 chapters organized in five areas:
- the descriptive epidemiology of diabetes in the United States based on national surveys and community-based studies, including prevalence, incidence, sociodemographic and metabolic characteristics, risk factors for developing diabetes, and mortality
- the myriad complications that affect patients with diabetes
- characteristics of therapy and medical care for diabetes
- economic aspects, including health insurance and health care costs
- diabetes in special populations, including African Americans, Hispanics, Asian and Pacific Islanders, Native Americans, and pregnant women.
Diabetes in America, 2nd Edition, has been designed to serve as a reliable scientific resource for assessing the scope and impact of diabetes and its complications, determining health policy and priorities in diabetes, and identifying areas of need in research. The intended audience includes health policy makers at the local and Federal levels who need a sound quantitative base of knowledge to use in decision making; clinicians who need to know the probability that their patients will develop diabetes and the prognosis of the disease for complications and premature mortality; persons with diabetes and their families who need sound information on which to make decisions about their life with diabetes; and the research community which needs to identify areas where important scientific knowledge is lacking.
Each chapter of Diabetes in America, 2nd Edition, is a separate PDF (portable document format) file and requires the Adobe Acrobat Reader to view it. The Reader can be downloaded free of charge from Adobe Systems, Inc. at www.adobe.com/products/acrobat/readstep2_allversions.html .
National Diabetes Information Clearinghouse
The National Diabetes Information Clearinghouse (NDIC) is a service of the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK). The NIDDK is part of the National Institutes of Health of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Established in 1978, the Clearinghouse provides information about diabetes to people with diabetes and to their families, health care professionals, and the public. The NDIC answers inquiries, develops and distributes publications, and works closely with professional and patient organizations and Government agencies to coordinate resources about diabetes.
This publication is not copyrighted. The Clearinghouse encourages users of this publication to duplicate and distribute as many copies as desired.
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