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Obesity and Diabetes Epidemic: World Diabetes Day 2018


  • Gundu H R Rao

    (Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology, Minnesota)


Just the other day, I wrote an Editorial for another journal on World Diabetes Day. Before that, it was the World Thrombosis Day. Think of just metabolic diseases, you have, - World Hypertension Day (May 17), World Obesity Day (Oct 11), World Heart Day (Sept 29), World Thrombosis Day (Oct 13), World Diabetes Day (Nov 14). The list keeps growing every year. Whenever I am asked to participate, in these World Observation Days or asked to write about these important annual days, I ask myself, what have we done to arrest, reduce or prevent these chronic metabolic diseases? What can be done about the raising epidemics of chronic diseases? These are hard questions to ask? Much harder, to answer.

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  • Gundu H R Rao, 2018. "Obesity and Diabetes Epidemic: World Diabetes Day 2018," Archives Of Diabetes & Obesity, Lupine Publishers, LLC, vol. 1(4), pages 83-85, November.
  • Handle: RePEc:abr:oajado:v:1:y:2018:i:4:p:83-85
    DOI: 10.32474/ADO.2018.01.000120

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