Author(s): MelendezRamirez LY, Richards RJ, Cefalu WT, MelendezRamirez LY, Richards RJ, Cefalu WT
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Abstract The prevalence of diabetes is increasing worldwide and the concern regarding the number of new cases of diabetes relates to the development of chronic complications. It has been recognized for years that the complications are a cause of considerable morbidity and mortality worldwide and as such, negatively affect the quality of life in individuals with diabetes with an increase in disability and death. Specifically, the complications of diabetes have been classified as either microvascular (ie, retinopathy, nephropathy, and neuropathy) or macrovascular (ie, cardiovascular disease, cerebrovascular accidents, and peripheral vascular disease). For purposes of this article, the authors focus on a brief review of the major complications. Copyright 2010 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
This article was published in Endocrinol Metab Clin North Am
and referenced in Immunome Research