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Brazil pushes diabetes early detection:

This article was originally published in Clinica

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Brazil today set out how its more than 26,000 family healthcare teams are to put the early diagnosis of diabetes at the top of their agenda. The first national guidelines for the integral management of diabetes in the national health system (SUS), published to mark World Diabetes Day, also aim to address the healthcare needs of the country's estimated 5.5 million diabetics. The condition affects around 11% of people aged over 40. "The incidence is rising and already accounts for 15% of all national healthcare spending," noted the health ministry.

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