For the past four years we have been providing you each week with a "Disaster Averted." These tidbits of experience submitted from your colleagues and from ISMP have pointed to the problems that can occur when we least expect it. For the next few weeks we want to provide you with information from the International Diabetes Federation (IDF) about how the epidemic of diabetes is becoming a disaster all over the world.
This week we begin our look at how diabetes is burgeoning all over the world with a glimpse into the incidence of diabetes in Central and South America. The numbers may shock a lot of us.