The Contemporary Scope of Renal Histopathology in Diabetic Patients- Analysis of Kidney Biopsy in Single Centre

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The incidence of diabetes is rising all over the world, the prevalence which was 6.4% in 2010 is expected to increase to 7.7% in 2030. It means the number of people living with diabetes will increase from 285 million in 2010 to 439 million in 2030. Between 2010 and
2030, there will be 69% increase in the number of adults with diabetes in developing countries and 20% increase in developed countries. This stunning rise in the incidence is somehow more phenomenal in developing countries of Asia like India, China, Sri Lanka, Malaysia, Japan and Pakistan. The same trend is also observed in Asian population living in western countries. Data from Pakistan both from National Health Survey and National Diabetic Survey although limited but interesting as it showed the prevalence of diabetes in men and women of urban areas is 6.0% and 3.5% respectively. While in rural men and women it is 6.9% and 2.5% respectively. It is highest in the province of Punjab. There is an ethnic differences and it is more prevalent in Mohajirs (men 5% and women 7.5%) than Punjabis (men 4.6% and 3.8% women).

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