Monday, October 19, 2015

Prevalence of Diabetes in the US

An update on the prevalence of diabetes in the US. A very informative
 and alarming article.

 "Recent data indicate that nearly half of the U.S. adult population
 has diabetes or prediabetes, with prevalence of diabetes estimated at
 12% to 14% and prediabetes estimated at 37% to 38% in 2011 to 2012,
 according to recent study findings published in JAMA."

"During the next 25 years, the diabetes population is estimated to increase from 23.7 million to 44.1 million and annual diabetes-related spending is expected to increase from $113 billion to $336 billion."

 http://www.healio.com/endocrinology/diabetes/news/online/%7B05250055-c1d5-40f2-8554-bc3c7a7e2e96%7D/nearly-half-of-us-population-estimated-to-have-diabetes-prediabetes

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