Risk markers for Type II Diabetes in Anguilla
Non-insulin-dependent diabetes is an emerging public health problem. Its pathogenesis is poorly understood and its etiology appears to involve complex interactions between environmental and genetic factors. Genetic factors influence insulin release and responsiveness. Environmental factors are “diabetogenic” lifestyle (ie, excessive caloric intake, inadequate caloric expenditure, obesity).
SJSM students wanted to assess the presence of certain risk factors for developing non-insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus, to find out which ones are the most important and to propose measures to reduce the incidence of diabetes in Agnuilla. By reducing modifiable risk factors the magnitude and impact of non-insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus can be reduced. Let’s see what they found after a few years…Download Click to enlarge