This seminal work brings together, for the first time, information on international trends and data for diabetes mellitus. Diabetes is on the increase throughout both the developed and developing world. Currently there are approximately 150 million people with diabetes worldwide, mainly Type 2 diabetes, and it is possible that as many as half of the cases have not been diagnosed. These numbers are likely to increase over the next 25 years. This text takes an international look at the epidemiology of diabetes, focusing primarily on geographical aspects of the disease. Topics covered include: Etiological factors and time trends Definitions and evidence for prevention Caucasian populations Non-Caucasian populations Associated risk factors and complications Implications The Epidemiology of Diabetes Mellitus: An International Perspective is essential reading for every diabetologist, clinical endocrinologist, epidemiologist and all the members of the diabetes specialist team.