TY - CHAP A1 - Manjunatha B. K. Goud A2 - Sarsina O. Devi A3 - Bhavna Nayal A4 - Saidunnisa Begum ED1 - Oluwafemi O. Oguntibeju Y1 - 2012-11-14 PY - 2012 T1 - Bio-Chemical Aspects, Pathophysiology of Microalbuminuria and Glycated Hemoglobin in Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus N2 - Diabetes mellitus is a complex, progressive disease, which is accompanied by multiple complications. It is a metabolic disorder of the endocrine system and listed among the most common disorders in both developed and developing countries. It has a global metabolic epidemic and it is estimated that the number of people affected by the disease will rise from the current 150 to 230 million by 2025. Hyperglycaemia is a characteristic feature of diabetes mellitus and chronic hyperglycaemia could lead to long-term complications in the eyes, kidneys, nerves, heart and blood vessels. Interestingly, this book examines the pathophysiology and selected complications in diabetes mellitus. BT - Pathophysiology and Complications of Diabetes Mellitus SP - Ch. 2 UR - https://doi.org/10.5772/50398 DO - 10.5772/50398 SN - PB - IntechOpen CY - Rijeka Y2 - 2019-12-09 ER -