Diabetes advocacy groups are praising the efforts of Congress following their renewal of funding for several diabetes initiatives. Earlier this week, lawmakers in Washington reauthorized the Special Diabetes Program.
The World Health Organization (WHO) joined this initiative in the early 1950s, and the United Nations University (UNU) in 1981. This publication is the report of that consultation, which took place from 17 to 24 October 2001 at FAO headquarters in Rome. The report is not meant merely to describe the energy expenditure and requirements of population groups.