Sub Saharan African is being faced with an
increased burden of diabetes mellitus. High levels of undiagnosed diabetes
mellitus have been reported which is a cause of concern since diabetes mellitus
causes complications which are expensive to manage. However screening for
diabetes mellitus has not received much attention due to overwhelming of
healthcare facilities with multiple disease burdens. The review sought to
address screening of diabetes in Sub Saharan Africa.
Published journal articles and grey literature on
screening of diabetes mellitus in Sub Saharan Africa were sought from pubmed,
google scholar and google.
Reports of screening of diabetes mellitus in a
general practice setting were found. In a rural setting community based and
home based strategies of screening of diabetes mellitus were reported to be
feasible. Diabetes mellitus screening was also reported be possible to
integrate it with communicable disease screening.
mellitus screening in Sub Sahara Africa is feasible. The integration of
diabetes mellitus screening with communicable diseases is a worthwhile
consideration in sub Saharan Africa taking into consideration the communicable
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