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Diabetes mellitus and laboratory medicine in sub-Saharan Africa : challenges and perspectives

(2019) ACTA CLINICA BELGICA. 74(3). p.137-142
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Diabetes mellitus is an increasing public health problem in sub-Saharan Africa with a substantial socioeconomic burden. Although laboratory medicine has been recognized as one of the six key public health functions, there are still gaps in strengthening of laboratory services in developing countries. In the last decades, a lot of progress has been made in the diagnostic field of infectious diseases, whereas the diagnosis of noncommunicable diseases is still insufficient and uneven. This article analyses the challenges encountered in diagnosing and monitoring of diabetes mellitus in sub-Saharan Africa and explores new alternative diagnostic tools.
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Diabetes mellitus, glycated nail proteins, laboratory medicine, point-of-care testing, sub-Saharan Africa, GLYCATED NAIL PROTEINS, CAPILLARY WHOLE-BLOOD, HEMOGLOBIN A1C, GLYCEMIC CONTROL, DEVELOPING-COUNTRIES, URINE GLUCOSE, DIAGNOSIS, MANAGEMENT, CARE, INSULIN

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MLA
Cikomola, Justin C., et al. “Diabetes Mellitus and Laboratory Medicine in Sub-Saharan Africa : Challenges and Perspectives.” ACTA CLINICA BELGICA, vol. 74, no. 3, 2019, pp. 137–42.
APA
Cikomola, J. C., Kishabongo, A. S., Speeckaert, M., & Delanghe, J. (2019). Diabetes mellitus and laboratory medicine in sub-Saharan Africa : challenges and perspectives. ACTA CLINICA BELGICA, 74(3), 137–142.
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Cikomola, Justin C, Antoine S Kishabongo, Marijn Speeckaert, and Joris Delanghe. 2019. “Diabetes Mellitus and Laboratory Medicine in Sub-Saharan Africa : Challenges and Perspectives.” ACTA CLINICA BELGICA 74 (3): 137–42.
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Cikomola, Justin C, Antoine S Kishabongo, Marijn Speeckaert, and Joris Delanghe. 2019. “Diabetes Mellitus and Laboratory Medicine in Sub-Saharan Africa : Challenges and Perspectives.” ACTA CLINICA BELGICA 74 (3): 137–142.
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Cikomola JC, Kishabongo AS, Speeckaert M, Delanghe J. Diabetes mellitus and laboratory medicine in sub-Saharan Africa : challenges and perspectives. ACTA CLINICA BELGICA. 2019;74(3):137–42.
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J. C. Cikomola, A. S. Kishabongo, M. Speeckaert, and J. Delanghe, “Diabetes mellitus and laboratory medicine in sub-Saharan Africa : challenges and perspectives,” ACTA CLINICA BELGICA, vol. 74, no. 3, pp. 137–142, 2019.
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  abstract     = {Diabetes mellitus is an increasing public health problem in sub-Saharan Africa with a substantial socioeconomic burden. Although laboratory medicine has been recognized as one of the six key public health functions, there are still gaps in strengthening of laboratory services in developing countries. In the last decades, a lot of progress has been made in the diagnostic field of infectious diseases, whereas the diagnosis of noncommunicable diseases is still insufficient and uneven. This article analyses the challenges encountered in diagnosing and monitoring of diabetes mellitus in sub-Saharan Africa and explores new alternative diagnostic tools.},
  author       = {Cikomola, Justin C and Kishabongo, Antoine S and Speeckaert, Marijn and Delanghe, Joris},
  issn         = {1784-3286},
  journal      = {ACTA CLINICA BELGICA},
  keywords     = {Diabetes mellitus,glycated nail proteins,laboratory medicine,point-of-care testing,sub-Saharan Africa,GLYCATED NAIL PROTEINS,CAPILLARY WHOLE-BLOOD,HEMOGLOBIN A1C,GLYCEMIC CONTROL,DEVELOPING-COUNTRIES,URINE GLUCOSE,DIAGNOSIS,MANAGEMENT,CARE,INSULIN},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {3},
  pages        = {137--142},
  title        = {Diabetes mellitus and laboratory medicine in sub-Saharan Africa : challenges and perspectives},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/17843286.2018.1498179},
  volume       = {74},
  year         = {2019},
}

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