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Quality of Type 2 Diabetes Management in the States of The Co-Operation Council for the Arab States of the Gulf

Type 2 diabetes mellitus is increasing worldwide. Recent growth has been particularly dramatic in the states of The Co-operation Council for the Arab States of the Gulf (GCC), and these and other developing economies are at particular risk. In a systematic review published recently in PLoS One, Layla Alhyas and colleagues review the quality of control of type 2 diabetes in the GCC, and the nature and efficacy of interventions. They found the the quality of diabetes management to be sub-optimal. Assessment of the efficacy of interventions was difficult due to poor quality studies and a lack of data, but the findings of the review suggested that there was considerable scope to improve the quality of diabetes care in this region.


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