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Watch out for diabetes: Less education but let’s get moving, let’s eat less!

  • Christiano Argano
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    Ospedali Riuniti Villa Sofia-Cervello, PO Villa Sofia, Divisione di Medicina Interna, Palermo, Italy

    Centre of Research for Effectiveness and Appropriateness in Medicine (CREAM); Biomedical Department of Internal Medicine and Subspecialties [DiBiMIS], University of Palermo, Italy
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  • Raffaella Mallaci Bocchio
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    Centre of Research for Effectiveness and Appropriateness in Medicine (CREAM); Biomedical Department of Internal Medicine and Subspecialties [DiBiMIS], University of Palermo, Italy

    Departement of Internal Medicine, National Relevance Hospital Trust, ARNAS Civico, Di Cristina e Benfratelli, Palermo, Italy
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  • Salvatore Corrao
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    Corresponding author at: Dipartimento Biomedico di Medicina Interna e Specialistica, University of Palermo, Piazza delle Cliniche, 2, 90127 Palermo. Tel.: + 39 0916552065; fax +39 0916662830.
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    Centre of Research for Effectiveness and Appropriateness in Medicine (CREAM); Biomedical Department of Internal Medicine and Subspecialties [DiBiMIS], University of Palermo, Italy

    Departement of Internal Medicine, National Relevance Hospital Trust, ARNAS Civico, Di Cristina e Benfratelli, Palermo, Italy
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      The global prevalence of diabetes continues to rise. The latest estimates indicate that one in ten persons worldwide will have diabetes by 2035 [
      • Aguiree F.
      Brown A.
      ]. It is well known that the associated cardiovascular disease represents the most prevalent cause of mortality and morbidity in this people. The improvement of cardiovascular risk factors is crucial. Particularly obesity indicated by the World Health Organization (WHO) as “the global epidemic” represents one of the leading causes of morbidity and premature mortality in industrialized countries [

      Scaglione R, Argano C, Di Chiara T and Licata G. Obesity and cardiovascular risk. The new public health problem of worldwide proportions. Expert Rev. Cardiovasc. Ther. 2004; 2 (2).

      ]. The economic burden linked to diabetes involves patients, health care system and individual worker productivity. In this regard, the utilization of lifestyle changes through diet modification, physical activity, and education program has long been highlighted.

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