Today is World Diabetes Day! This year, the focus remains on Diabetes Education and Prevention and we thought it’d be a good idea to provide you with a list of recently published diabetes-related IJPH articles. Justifying the “International” bit in our name, we have studies from Europe, Africa, Asia and South America.
- Ethnic differences in diabetes-related mortality in the Brussels-Capital Region (2001–05): the role of socioeconomic position In this article by Hadewijch Vandenheede and colleagues found that differences in education play an important part in the excess diabetes-related mortality among North Africans in the Brussels capital region.
- Sex-stratified socio-economic gradients in physical inactivity, obesity, and diabetes: evidence of short-term changes in Argentina . Bruno Linetzky and his colleagues report that inequalities in physical inactivity, obesity, and diabetes have grown in Argentina over a short period of time.
- Socioeconomic position and later life prevalence of hypertension, diabetes and visual impairment in Nakuru, Kenya . In this study, by George B Ploubidis and colleagues found that the pattern of associations between education, material resources and the three health outcomes varied, suggesting that in Kenya, unlike the observed pattern of inequalities in high income countries, different dimensions of socioeconomic position provide different aspects of protection as well as risk.
- The rising tide of diabetes mellitus in a Chinese population: a population-based household survey on 121,895 persons This study, authored by Martin SC Wong et al, found a rising trend of diabetes mellitus in a large Chinese population and a strong association between population demography and diabetes.
- On age-specific variations in income-related inequalities in diabetes, hypertension and obesity . The results of this study by Martin Siegel and colleagues suggest that variations in age-specific inequalities are unlikely to be a purely artificial result of health-related selection into retirement or mortality.
And -as always- we also have two methodological studies for you:
- Mediterranean studies of cardiovascular disease and hyperglycemia: analytical modeling of population socio-economic transitions (MedCHAMPS)—rationale and methods by Wasim Maziak et al that describes the rationale and methods of the project MedCHAMPS to disseminate this successful experience
- San Antonio heart study diabetes prediction model applicable to a Middle Eastern population? Tehran glucose and lipid study by Mohammadreza Bozorgmanesh et al that assess the validity of the San Antonio heart study (SAHS) diabetes prediction model in a large representative Iranian population.
We hope you find these articles useful! Let us know what you think!