Internal Medicine
Online ISSN : 1349-7235
Print ISSN : 0918-2918
ISSN-L : 0918-2918
REVIEW ARTICLE
Increasing Number of People with Diabetes in Japan: Is This Trend Real?
Atsushi GotoMitsuhiko NodaManami InoueMaki GotoCharvat Hadrien
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2016 Volume 55 Issue 14 Pages 1827-1830

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Diabetes mellitus, especially type 2 diabetes, has been a major concern among health issues for Japanese policy requiring serious address. In this regard, the increasing number of people with diabetes in Japan over the past few decades has been regarded as a fundamental and evident problem. We herein clarify that the crude diabetes prevalence is likely to have increased mainly as a result of changes in the population distribution, namely, aging of the general population in Japan. We also predict the future trend for the number of people with diabetes according to available concrete evidence in this review.

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