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[Comment] China Diabetes Society 2016: a call for papers

Two decades ago, it seemed almost inconceivable that China would be heading towards an epidemic of obesity and type 2 diabetes; HIV/AIDS and other communicable diseases were much greater concerns. Rapid economic growth and investment in health systems have led to growing income, rapidly declining infectious disease rates, and increasing life expectancy.1 This good news story, however, carries with it the baggage of an increasing burden of obesity and diabetes. In 1994, it was estimated that the prevalence of diabetes was 2·5%.