Chapter 12. Epidemiology of Diabetes Mellitus in Latin America

  1. Dr Jean-Marie Ekoé Professor of Medicine Faculty of Medicine member recipient principal investigator co-investigator Chairman3,
  2. Dr Marian Rewers principal investigator Core director Program Chair Chair4,
  3. Rhys Williams Dean of Medicine Professor of Clinical Epidemiology chair Vice President Editor-in-Chief member visiting consultant5 and
  4. Paul Zimmet Director Hon. Professor Officer6
  1. Laércio J. Franco1 and
  2. Sandra R. G. Ferreira2

Published Online: 11 SEP 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470779750.ch12

The Epidemiology of Diabetes Mellitus, Second Edition

The Epidemiology of Diabetes Mellitus, Second Edition

How to Cite

Franco, L. J. and Ferreira, S. R. G. (2008) Epidemiology of Diabetes Mellitus in Latin America, in The Epidemiology of Diabetes Mellitus, Second Edition (eds J.-M. Ekoé, M. Rewers, R. Williams and P. Zimmet), John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470779750.ch12

Editor Information

  1. 3

    Endocrinologie, Métabolisme et Nutrition, Centre de Recherche du CHUM, Montreal, Canada

  2. 4

    Barbara Davis Center for Childhood Diabetes, University of Colorado School of Medicine, Aurora, CO, USA

  3. 5

    Clinical Epidemiology at the School of Medicine, University of Swansea, Swansea, UK

  4. 6

    International Diabetes Institute Caulfield, Victoria, Australia

Author Information

  1. 1

    Faculty of Medicine of Ribeirão, Preto—University of São Paulo, Ribeirão Preto-SP, Brazil

  2. 2

    School of Public Health—University of São, Paulo, Paulo-SP, Brazil

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 11 SEP 2008
  2. Published Print: 19 SEP 2008

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470017272

Online ISBN: 9780470779750



  • diabetes mellitus – universal distributed syndrome;
  • Latin America type 1 diabetes;
  • Paraguay type 1 diabetes;
  • Japanese-Brazilians - IFG: impaired fasting glycemia;
  • diabetes mortality;
  • diabetic complication and social and financial burdens;
  • type 1 diabetes (DiaComp) complications;
  • diabetes prevention and control programs


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Epidemiology of Type 1 Diabetes in Latin America

  • Epidemiology of Type 2 Diabetes in Latin America

  • Mortality by Diabetes

  • Diabetic Complications

  • Conclusion