Jaakko Tuomilehto, MD, PhD, Discusses The Link Between Type 1 Diabetes Mellitus and a Nation's Socioeconomic Status
Jaakko Tuomilehto, MD, PhD, a professor of public het the University of Helsinki in Finland explains the association between a country's socioeconomic status and its epidemiology of type 1 diabetes (T1DM), shedding light on the various circumstances and factors that may contribute to the differences we see among other nations.
This video was taken at the American Diabetes Associations 73rd Scientific Sessions in Chicago, IL.
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Jaakko Tuomilehto, MD, PhD, a professor of public health at the University of Helsinki in Finland provides global epidemiological data for T1DM and discusses the World Health Organization's Diabetes Mondiale (DiaMond) study. He compares the rates of incidences of T1DM among well-developed, high-income countries to low- and middle-income nations and takes note of the epidemiological trends.