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Diabetes a Concern for Half of Americans WebMD Health News By Brenda Goodman, MA Reviewed by Brunilda Nazario, MD More from WebMD Sleep Apnea May Complicate Diabetes CareDiabetes Up 90% in U.S.Diabetes Linked to Parkinson?s DiseaseConsumer...

"Seeing these high rates of diabetes is quite concerning. I do really think we need a call to action, and we need to do a better job of preventing diabetes in the first place and preventing its complications,"

New research shows that almost half of adults in the United State have pre-diabetes or diabetes.

Diabetes affects up to 14 percent of the U.S. population ? an increase from nearly 10 percent in the early 1990s - yet over a third of cases still go undiagnosed, according to a new analysis. Screening seems to be catching more cases, accounting for the general rise over two decades, the study authors say, but mainly whites have benefited.



 

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