Department of Endocrinology and Diabetes, University Hospital Malmo UMAS, 20502 Malmo, Sweden
Libyan J Med, AOP: 060813 (published 19 September 2006)
Diabetes mellitus is a major health problem associated with microvascular and macrovascular complications, leading to increased morbidity and mortality. It is rapidly growing worldwide with huge economical and social burden. Although prevention and treatment of diabetes and its complications play a key role in reducing its morbidity and mortality, they require an integrated team approach at national and international levels. Early diagnosis, correct treatment, and effective follow-up are essential in any health care system to prevent complications of diabetes and ensure patients’ well being.
Keywords: basic, diabetes, guidelines