Msanga D, Reis K, Kayange N, Bakalemwa R, Kidenya B, Hau D, Mwanansao C, Mahamba D, Ottaru S, Kwiyolecha E, Peck R. Diabetic Microvascular Complications Among Children and Adolescents in Northwestern Tanzania: A Cross-Sectional Study. Annals of global health. 2020 Apr 24;86(86). 43 p. PMID: 32346524 [PubMed] PMCID: PMC7181947
Africa is experiencing a rapid increase in morbidity and mortality related to diabetes mellitus (DM). Contemporary data are needed to guide efforts to improve prevention and treatment for microvascular complications in children and adolescents in Africa. This study was conducted to assess prevalence of diabetic microvascular complications in northwestern Tanzania, including nephropathy, retinopathy, and neuropathy, as well as associated risk factors.