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Complications and costs of diabetes

Anthony Barnett

in Type 2 Diabetes

Second edition

Published on behalf of Oxford University Press

Published in print May 2010 | ISBN: 9780199596171
Published online January 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780191739699 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/med/9780199596171.003.0010

Series: Oxford Diabetes Library

Complications and costs of diabetes

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• Cardiovascular disease kills around 80% of all type 2 diabetic patients, many prematurely • Diabetes is the commonest cause of: • blindness in the working population of the UK • chronic renal failure and need for dialysis • non-traumatic lower limb amputation • Eighty percent of the costs of diabetes relate to the long-term complications • There is a large and impressive evidence base for vascular risk reduction in diabetes patients.

Chapter.  5673 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Endocrinology and Diabetes

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