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Diabetes and Multiple Long-term Conditions: A Review of Our Current Global Health Challenge

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posted on 2024-02-28, 14:34 authored by K Khunti, YV Chudasama, EW Gregg, M Kamkuemah, S Misra, J Suls, NS Venkateshmurthy, J Valabhji
Use of effective treatments and management programs is leading to longer survival of people with diabetes. This, in combination with obesity, is thus contributing to a rise in people living with more than one condition, known as multiple long-term conditions (MLTC or multimorbidity). MLTC is defined as the presence of two or more long-term conditions, with possible combinations of physical, infectious, or mental health conditions, where no one condition is considered as the index. These include a range of conditions such as cardiovascular diseases, cancer, chronic kidney disease, arthritis, depression, dementia, and severe mental health illnesses. MLTC has major implications for the individual such as poor quality of life, worse health outcomes, fragmented care, polypharmacy, poor treatment adherence, mortality, and a significant impact on health care services. MLTC is a challenge, where interventions for prevention and management are lacking a robust evidence base. The key research directions for diabetes and MLTC from a global perspective include system delivery and care coordination, lifestyle interventions and therapeutic interventions.

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College of Life Sciences/Population Health Sciences

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  • VoR (Version of Record)

Published in

Diabetes Care

Volume

46

Issue

12

Pagination

2092 - 2101

Publisher

American Diabetes Association

issn

0149-5992

eissn

1935-5548

Copyright date

2023

Available date

2024-02-28

Spatial coverage

United States

Language

eng

Deposited by

Dr Yogini Chudasama

Deposit date

2024-02-13

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