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Diabetes awareness and control among urban dwellers of Kinondoni District, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

Diabetes is a major endocrine disorder of global health importance associated with high morbidity, mortality and cost of care. It is estimated that about 90% of persons with prediabetes and 46.5% with diabetes in sub-Saharan Africa are unaware of their status and as a result not on treatment. We conducted this population-based screening to explore the prevalence, awareness and control rates of prediabetes and diabetes among urban dwellers residing in Kinondoni district, Dar es Salaam.

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