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Growing epidemic of diabetes 糖尿病成為全球疫症

©2008 SpatioEpi.com
Data source: WHO (2000)
Map created by CUHK SpatioEpi Group

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Diabetes Mellitus (DM) is a metabolic disorder with many complications. It consumes at least 10% in total health care expenditure in many countries. Nowadays, high carbohydrate diet has gradually replaced traditional diet, a phenomenon observed even in developing countries. Decreased physical activities have led to overweight and obesity, which is another risk factor to DM. The map shows the various distribution of DM including both rich and poor countries.

糖尿病是一種內分泌的疾病,並可引發其他的併發症。在許多國家,它佔至少10%總醫療保健開支。現今,高碳水化合物飲食逐漸取替傳統飲食習慣,這現象更已經出現在發展中國家。另外由於缺乏運動導致超重和肥胖,患上糖尿病的風險大大增加。圖示糖尿病的廣泛分佈,包括貧窮國家在內。