Type 2 diabetes is a global health crisis, affecting 537 million adults worldwide, which means that over 10.5% of the world’s adult population are affected by this condition. It is thought that by 2045, that number is expected to exceed 700 million, a 46% increase. Type 2 diabetes is characterized by hyperglycemia resulting from the combination of insulin resistance, inadequate insulin secretion, and excessive or inappropriate glucagon secretion. Diabetes significantly affects individuals' functional capacities and quality of life and leads to substantial morbidity and premature mortality. Recent data showed that more than one third of diabetes-related deaths occur in people younger than 60 years. For many patients, blood glucose control, blood pressure, and other treatment targets remain suboptimal, increasing the risk for microvascular, macrovascular, and neuropathic complications.
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Cite this: Anne L. Peters, Romesh Khardori. Fast Five Quiz: Hyperglycemia Associated With Type 2 Diabetes - Medscape - Jun 28, 2023.