On this month: World Diabetes Day
This time it was easy to choose which post to feature in our “On this month” series: as this coming Saturday (November 14th) is World Diabetes Day, we thought we’d go back to our relevant post from 2012, where we had featured seven diabetes-related papers. What can we learn from this 3 year old post and latest available information on diabetes?
- The prevalance of diabetes is (still) increasing: recent reports made the news that estimated that there is a 60% rise in diabetes in the UK in the past decade. Sixty. Percent. Makes you kind of scared to read the upcoming diabetes atlas (expected on November 12th) which will contain the 2015 data.
- IJPH is still (and forever) interested in socioeconomic inequalities in health: the 2012 post contained a few articles focusing on socioeconomic, educational and gender inequalities in diabetes. Following this pattern, we have recently published an Open Access paper on educational inequalities (and their interaction with gender) in diabetes mortality across Europe.
- IJPH is still supporting research in/about African countries: in our post from the past we mention a study on socioeconomic position and hypertension and diabetes in Kenya. Looking at our more recent publications, we have published a systematic review and meta-analysis on diabetes prevalance in Zimbabwe (which, by the way, has significantly increased).
- Finally, we have also recently published a paper on the continuity of care trajectories and emergency room use among patients with diabetes.
- Diabetes has also been featured in one of our Public Health Fun! posts: we took care of the diabetic dog and -although not very impressed overall- we applaud the idea.
What do you think? What are the issues in diabetes that currently require more attention? Have you recently read any new studies that you found interesting! Do share!