Preventive medicine in people at high risk for chronic disease: the value of identifying and treating diabetes

Gerstein, Hertzel C.; Meltzer, Sara; Gerstein, H C; Meltzer, S
June 1999
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;6/01/99, Vol. 160 Issue 11, p1593
Academic Journal
Editorial. Responds to the argument by Dr. Marshall on the screening for diabetes in this issue. Importance of undiagnosed diabetes as a risk factor for chronic disease; Risk of significant morbidity and mortality due to diabetes; Kidney failure, cardiovascular disease, and other diseases caused by diabetes; One of the largest public health problems facing Canadian society.


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