Adopting a truly global perspective and a practical approach to diabetes—including pathophysiology, genetics, regional peculiarities, management, prevention and best practices—this book is an excellent resource for clinicians and policy-makers working with patients in more austere settings. The global prevalence of diabetes is estimated to increase from 422 million in 2014 to 592 million in 2035. Sadly, low- and middle-economy countries are projected to experience the steepest increase, but even in developed economies, vulnerabledemographic subgroups manifest disparities in diabetes prevalence, quality of care, and outcomes. This book extends coverage to those underserved and minority communities in the developed world. In a consistent chapter format, it discusses classification,pathophysiology, genomics, diagnosis, prevention and management of diabetes in economically challenged regions as well as underserved populations in affluent nations. Suggestions regarding future directions in the organization of diabetes care delivery, prevention andresearch priorities are also provided. The detailed identification of barriers to optimal care and the practical approach to the management and prevention of diabetes make Diabetes Mellitus in Developing Countries and Underserved Communities a valuable resource forclinicians, researchers and health policy leaders.
Sam Dagogo-Jack, MD is Professor of Medicine and Chief of the Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center, Memphis, Tennessee, where he holds the A. C. Mullins Endowed Chair in TranslationalResearch. He is also Director of the Endocrinology Fellowship Training Program and Director of the General Clinical Research Center at UTHSC. A global citizen, Dr. Dagogo-Jack has studied, practiced, researched and/or taught medicine and diabetology in Africa, Asia, Australia, Europe, North and South America, Caribbean countries, and the Middle-East.His current research focuses on the interaction of genetic and environmental factors in the prediction and prevention of prediabetes and diabetes. Dr. Dagogo-Jack is a recipientof the Banting Medal for Leadership from the American Diabetes Association and the 2015 President, Medicine & Science, of the American Diabetes Association.