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Title: Diabetes in Malta : current findings and future trends
Authors: Townsend Rocchiccioli, Judith
O'Donoghue, Cynthia R.
Buttigieg, Sandra C.
Keywords: Diabetes -- Malta
Non-insulin-dependent diabetes -- Malta
Medical care -- Malta -- Evaluation
Diabetes -- Treatment -- Cost
Issue Date: 2005
Publisher: Malta Medical Journal
Citation: Townsend Rocchiccioli, J., O'Donoghue, C. R., & Buttigieg, S. C. (2005). Diabetes in Malta : current findings and future trends. Malta Medical Journal, 17(1), 16-19.
Abstract: Diabetes is a considerable global problem. Recent projections suggest that at least 194 million people suffer from diabetes worldwide. The World Health Organization suggests this number will increase to 333 million by 2025. Approximately four million deaths each year are caused by diabetes-related complications totaling an astounding 9% of deaths worldwide. Currently, epidemiological studies indicate that 1% of the Maltese population suffer from Type I Diabetes Mellitus and 9% from Type II Diabetes Mellitus. Following global predictions, it is probable that the incidence of Type I diabetes will increase also. This article evaluates the current Maltese diabetic care system and conducts a strategic analysis of diabetic practices. Recommendations for a cost-effective standard of care, legislative support for comprehensive diabetic care, and a national policy are proposed.
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