The International Diabetes Federation maintains that one in two adults are undiagnosed for diabetes and that estimates that one in eleven people had diabetes in 2015. If one takes into account that most of the cases involves the preventable condition of Type 2 diabetes, it comes as no surprise that many countries are being hit by staggering socioeconomic costs. Diabetes sites, chat rooms, aps, and ads for ever-evolving and increasingly complex disease management schemes are commonplace on Google. But what does all the information mean? The American Diabetes Association, American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists, The Canadian Diabetes Association, WebMD, and the International Diabetes Federation resources served as the major resources for this accompanying slide deck that tries to unpack some of the major subtopics related to prediabetes and Type 2 diabetes. The slide deck is organized according to disease definition, epidemiology, etiology/pathophysiology, diagnosis, treatment, and prevention. Particular topics such as the early use of insulin could be expanded into several separate slide decks narrating benefits and risks with supporting evidence. However, this deck is meant to provide interested readers with an overview of the Type 2 diabetes literature landscape, with the caveat that specific cases and Type 2 diabetes-related complications should always be discussed with a healthcare provider.
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