Mortality and morbidity
THERE is an increasing incidence of type 2 diabetes (T2DM) in line with the increase in childhood obesity across the world.
From work in type 1 diabetes (T1DM) it is well established that exposure to hyperglycaemia over many years brings with it predictable complications.
These include retinopathy, nephropathy, hypertension, peripheral vascular disease, neuropathy and of course higher mortality than the general population.
Yet in clinical practice, there is a degree of complacency about the diagnosis of T2DM, with clinicians seeing the lack of