Diabetes Clinical Practice Guidelines (CPGs) for the ASEAN region: Country Initiatives for Collectively Enhanced Diabetes Care in the Region
The prevalence of diabetes in the region is clearly increasing, and so is the burden of this chronic disease and its complications. The Philippines reports a true prevalence of about 7.2% among adults aged 20 years and older in 20081; in the 2010 International Diabetes Federation Diabetes Atlas, Indonesia, Malaysia and Singapore report 4.6%, 10.9% and 12.7% prevalence rates, respectively.2 These rates are consistent with global estimates, and considering the increasing populations in these countries, the absolute numbers are certainly staggering.
Sy RG, Morales DM, Dans AL, et al. National Nutrition and Health Survey II: Prevalence of atherosclerosis-related risk factors and diseases among adult subjects in the Philippines. 2011, Manuscript in preparation.
IDF Diabetes Atlas. http://www.diabetesatlas.org/content/prevalence-estimates-diabetes-mellitus-dm-2010. Accessed April 2, 2011.
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