•    The prevalence of diabetes in Malta, estimated at around 10% has been stable since the 1980s.
•    The incidence of type 1 diabetes in Malta showed an upward trend until 2010; more recent data is not available.
•    No genetic studies are available for type 1 diabetes in Malta.
•    Five yearly studies on the prevalence of diabetes in Malta is recommended.
•    Overweight and obesity is the most significant risk factor for type 2 diabetes. Maltese persons should be encouraged to maintain a BMI between 15 and 20kg/m2.

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