Burden of Diabetes and Prediabetes in Nepal: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis.
Nipun Shrestha, Shiva Raj Mishra, Saruna Ghimire, Bishal Gyawali, Suresh Mehata
Diabetes Therapy | Published : 2020
BACKGROUND: Unhealthy behaviors, such as energy-dense food choices and a sedentary lifestyle, both of which are established risk factors for diabetes, are common and increasing among Nepalese adults. Previous studies have reported a wide variation in the prevalence of prediabetes and diabetes in Nepal, and thus a more reliable pooled estimate is needed. Furthermore, Nepal underwent federalization in 2015, and the province-specific prevalence, which is necessary for the de novo provincial government to formulate local health policies, is lacking. This study aims to provide a comprehensive summary of the current literature on various aspects of diabetes in Nepal, i.e., the prevalence of predia..View full abstract