Flagship initiatives to prevent and treat diabetes as a burden of western societies

Peter Goulden, Eugenia Carvalho

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One of the biggest challenges facing Western society is the human and economic costs associated with the rise in diabetes cases, particularly over the last two decades. The astronomical increase in diabetes has been called a tsunami. The twin drivers of obesity and an aging demographic in most Western countries have underpinned the changes seen. The underlying reasons for the massive rise in obesity cases are multifactorial, however, it is clear this demographic shift has driven the enormous recent rise in diabetes incidence. This increase in incidence requires access to providers who possess the appropriate expertise both in primary and specialist care.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAging
Subtitle of host publicationFrom Fundamental Biology to Societal Impact
Number of pages10
ISBN (Electronic)9780128237618
ISBN (Print)9780128241318
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2022


  • COVID-19 pandemic
  • control and prevention
  • flagship
  • health numeracy
  • prevalence of prediabetes


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