29M have diabetes nationwide

More than 29 million Americans--up from 26 million in 2010--now have diabetes but 25 percent don't know they have it, according to a report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Nearly 90 million more adults have prediabetes and 1.7 million Americans aged 20 or older received their diagnosis in 2012. "These new numbers are alarming and underscore the need for an increased focus on reducing the burden of diabetes in our country," said Ann Albright, Ph.D., R.D., director of CDC's Division of Diabetes Translation. "Diabetes is costly in both human and economic terms. It's urgent that we take swift action to effectively treat and prevent this serious disease." Announcement

 

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