Title of article :
EDITORIAL: DIABETES MELLITUS: A MAJOR CARDIOVASCULAR RISK
Usman, Muhammad Gomal Medical College - Department of Medicine, Pakistan
Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is the major cause of morbidity and mortality in the diabetic population causing up to 80% of deaths in these patients. Diabetes mellitus is an independent risk factor for cardiovascular disease mortality, increasing this risk by 1.5 to 4.5 fold. The prevalence of diabetes world wide is estimated to increase to 4.4% of the population by the year 2030 (366 mil- lion individuals) from 2.8% in 2000 (171 million individuals).
Journal title :
GOMAL JOURNAL OF MEDICAL SCIENCES