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July 2016

Diabetes is a worldwide scourge that is growing substantially owing to unfavorable trends in diet and physical activity, exerting a toll of morbidity and mortality that is especially burdensome in low-income and middle-income countries. Preventing diabetes through individual-level and policy approaches is therefore an urgent priority that is the focus of PLOS Medicine's Special Issue on Diabetes Prevention. In an Editorial to conclude the issue, Guest Editors Nicholas Wareham and William Herman draw together themes that have been addressed by research studies and discussion pieces in the issue. Wareham and Herman discuss some of the challenges for researchers and policy makers in developing effective and equitable solutions to the worldwide problem of diabetes, and call for much greater investment in gathering evidence to underpin diabetes prevention efforts in developing countries.

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Diabetes: A Cinderella Subject We Can’t Afford to Ignore

Juliana C. N. Chan, Andrea O. Y. Luk

Research Articles

First-Year Evaluation of Mexico’s Tax on Nonessential Energy-Dense Foods: An Observational Study

Carolina Batis, Juan A. Rivera, Barry M. Popkin, Lindsey Smith Taillie

Risks and Population Burden of Cardiovascular Diseases Associated with Diabetes in China: A Prospective Study of 0.5 Million Adults

Fiona Bragg, Liming Li, Ling Yang, Yu Guo, Yiping Chen, Zheng Bian, Junshi Chen, Rory Collins, Richard Peto, Chunmei Wang, Caixia Dong, Rong Pan, Jinyi Zhou, Xin Xu, Zhengming Chen, China Kadoorie Biobank (CKB) collaborative group

Detecting Dysglycemia Using the 2015 United States Preventive Services Task Force Screening Criteria: A Cohort Analysis of Community Health Center Patients

Matthew J. O’Brien, Ji Young Lee, Mercedes R. Carnethon, Ronald T. Ackermann, Maria C. Vargas, Andrew Hamilton, Nivedita Mohanty, Sarah S. Rittner, Jessica N. Park, Amro Hassan, David R. Buchanan, Lei Liu, Joseph Feinglass

Engagement, Retention, and Progression to Type 2 Diabetes: A Retrospective Analysis of the Cluster-Randomised "Let's Prevent Diabetes" Trial

Laura J. Gray, Thomas Yates, Jacqui Troughton, Kamlesh Khunti, Melanie J. Davies, The Let’s Prevent Diabetes Team

Obesity and Life Expectancy with and without Diabetes in Adults Aged 55 Years and Older in the Netherlands: A Prospective Cohort Study

Klodian Dhana, Jana Nano, Symen Ligthart, Anna Peeters, Albert Hofman, Wilma Nusselder, Abbas Dehghan, Oscar H. Franco

Effects of Saturated Fat, Polyunsaturated Fat, Monounsaturated Fat, and Carbohydrate on Glucose-Insulin Homeostasis: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis of Randomised Controlled Feeding Trials

Fumiaki Imamura, Renata Micha, Jason H. Y. Wu, Marcia C. de Oliveira Otto, Fadar O. Otite, Ajibola I. Abioye, Dariush Mozaffarian

Association of Plasma Phospholipid n-3 and n-6 Polyunsaturated Fatty Acids with Type 2 Diabetes: The EPIC-InterAct Case-Cohort Study

Nita G. Forouhi, Fumiaki Imamura, Stephen J. Sharp, Albert Koulman, Matthias B. Schulze, Jusheng Zheng, Zheng Ye, Ivonne Sluijs, Marcela Guevara, José María Huerta, Janine Kröger, Laura Yun Wang, Keith Summerhill, Julian L. Griffin, Edith J. M. Feskens, Aurélie Affret, Pilar Amiano, Heiner Boeing, Courtney Dow, Guy Fagherazzi, Paul W. Franks, Carlos Gonzalez, Rudolf Kaaks, Timothy J. Key, Kay Tee Khaw, Tilman Kühn, Lotte Maxild Mortensen, Peter M. Nilsson, Kim Overvad, Valeria Pala, Domenico Palli, Salvatore Panico, J. Ramón Quirós, Miguel Rodriguez-Barranco, Olov Rolandsson, Carlotta Sacerdote, Augustin Scalbert, Nadia Slimani, Annemieke M. W. Spijkerman, Anne Tjonneland, Maria-Jose Tormo, Rosario Tumino, Daphne L. van der A, Yvonne T. van der Schouw, Claudia Langenberg, Elio Riboli, Nicholas J. Wareham

Mothers after Gestational Diabetes in Australia (MAGDA): A Randomised Controlled Trial of a Postnatal Diabetes Prevention Program

Sharleen L. O’Reilly, James A. Dunbar, Vincent Versace, Edward Janus, James D. Best, Rob Carter, Jeremy J. N. Oats, Timothy Skinner, Michael Ackland, Paddy A. Phillips, Peter R. Ebeling, John Reynolds, Sophy T. F. Shih, Virginia Hagger, Michael Coates, Carol Wildey, MAGDA Study Group

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Supported Telemonitoring and Glycemic Control in People with Type 2 Diabetes: The Telescot Diabetes Pragmatic Multicenter Randomized Controlled Trial

Sarah H. Wild, Janet Hanley, Stephanie C. Lewis, John A. McKnight, Lucy B. McCloughan, Paul L. Padfield, Richard A. Parker, Mary Paterson, Hilary Pinnock, Aziz Sheikh, Brian McKinstry

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