Correspondence on “Diabetes Research in India

S. Arunachalam

CURRENT SCIENCE, VOL. 83, NO. 4, 25 AUGUST 2002

This refers to the recent article by Arun- achalam and Gunasekaran (Curr. Sci.,2002, 82, 1086–1097). This is an excel-lent summary of the current scenerio ofdiabetes research in India. The authors’ efforts in carrying out a critical and nearly-thorough analysis of the researchoutcome are highly commendable. I am sure this will form an authoritative basis on which future research (and possibly funds) can be directed. I agree com- pletely that there is enormous mismatch between the disease incidence and the quantum of research in our country. It would be important to analyse the rea- sons behind the poor performance of our country compared to Western countries.

http://dlist.sir.arizona.edu/866/01/Arun%5F11.pdf

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