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What's new? The Type 2 Diabetes Knowledge Centre

Based on current estimates, the global prevalence of type 2 diabetes has increased almost 10 fold since 1985 and is expected to rise to 552 million by 2030,1 and when absolute numbers of people with diabetes are considered, it is South East Asia and the West Pacific that are expected to experience the highest increases in prevalence over the coming years.2

Type 2 diabetes can be defined according to fasting plasma glucose (FPG) and 2 hour plasma glucose levels. The first is assessed after 8-10 hours of fasting, usually in the morning. The second is measured by an oral glucose tolerance test (OGTT) assessing venous plasma glucose 2 hour after ingestion of a 75g oral glucose load.

Type 2 Diabetes involves two primary pathogenic mechanisms; insulin resistance and impaired insulin secretion. Insulin resistance occurs when the insulin in the body does not exert sufficient action proportional to its blood concentration.3,4 Impaired insulin secretion is characterised by decreased glucose responsiveness, and is observed before the clinical onset of disease.4

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