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Re: [IP] Re: diabetes in China

Hi All,
The research article I originally posted to respond to Charles question 
about using Insulin, was in relation to T1 Diabetes.  Or as all the research 
I could find listed as "Childhood Diabetes".  Other research I read (as part 
of my search) indicated clearly that as the Chinese population moved towards 
a more Westernised Diet T2 increased as it has in most (all?) ethnic 

Warm regards,
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "James Parsons" <email @ redacted>
To: <email @ redacted>
Sent: Monday, January 17, 2005 8:50 AM
Subject: [IP] Re: diabetes in China

> Subject: Re: [IP] Diabetics In China?
> Did the study research Type 1 or 2?
> Kay
> I recently submitted a proposal to the CDC to conduct diabetes education 
> in minority communities. We are talking primarily about type 2. According 
> to the Joslin Center and the American Physicians of Indian Origin,
> The rate of diabetes in Asians and Pacific Islanders is growing at an 
> alarming rate, with 90-95% being type 2 diabetics. The estimated number of 
> diabetics had increased from 30 million in 1985 to 135 million in 1995, 
> and projected that 300 million people will be affected by 2025. 
> Approximately half of this population will be Asians and Pacific 
> Islanders. China is predicted to have the highest rise in prevalence rate 
> (68%) followed closely by India (59%) and other Asian countries and 
> Pacific Islands (41%). The dramatic rise may be a result of 
> industrialization, urbanization, mechanization and westernization. Studies 
> on Japanese-Americans in Seattle and Hawaii showed that the prevalence of 
> diabetes was two to three times higher than in Japan. Diabetes among 
> Chinese-Americans is 5-7 times higher than in China. One study found that 
> among South Asians, the rate of type 2 diabetes was 4-5 times that of 
> non-Hispanic whites.
> But the rate of type 1 in China is quite low:
> http://care.diabetesjournals.org/cgi/content/abstract/21/4/525
> Regarding the rate of diabetes in other Eastern nations, this article has 
> a chart that sums it up:
> http://www.wpro.who.int/themes_focuses/theme2/focus4/t2f4pub_50dia.asp
> jp .
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