Management of Diabetes Mellitus in Sub-Saharan Africa: Focus on Nigeria

Fasanmade, O.A ; Ogunsakin, A.A ; Dagogo-Jack, S (2019-01)

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Book chapter

INTRODUCTION Management of any medical condition starts with obtaining a good history, performing careful physical examination, generating differential diagnoses, and confirming a definitive diagnosis through appropriate clinical and laboratory investigations. Management of diabetes mellitus (DM), a common noncommunicable disease (NCD), follows this same pattern. However, the management of diabetes in sub-Saharan Africa and other developing countries has some peculiarities that will be highlighted in this chapter, using Nigeria and other countries as reference points.