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Diabetes in Africa: the situation in the Seychelles
  1. P Bovet1,2,
  2. A Gabriel1,
  3. C Shamlaye1,
  4. F Paccaud2
  1. 1
    Ministry of Health and Social Development, Victoria, Republic of Seychelles
  2. 2
    Institute of Social and Preventive Medicine (IUMSP), University of Lausanne, Switzerland
  1. Dr P Bovet, Institute of Social and Preventive Medicine (IUMSP), University of Lausanne, Bugnon 17, Lausanne 1005, Switzerland; pascal.bovet{at}chuv.ch

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To the editor: Professor Levitt recently reviewed the epidemiology, management and healthcare challenges related to diabetes in Africa,1 but did not include data from the Seychelles. We would like to add some information from the Republic of Seychelles, an island state located 1800 km east of Kenya, where the majority of the population are of African descent.

Based on two independent surveys of the population aged 25–64 years in 1989 …

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