• ‘Diabetes epidemic will continue' until focus shifts to prevention

    12 days ago - By Healio

    November is American Diabetes Month, a time to raise awareness about the importance of prevention, detection and management, according to the American Diabetes Association.
    The CDC estimates that 34.5% of U.S. adults have prediabetes and 10.5% of all Americans have diabetes, making it the ninth-most common chronic disease in the country. Of those with diabetes, 21.4% have not been diagnosed with the condition.
    Diabetes also represents a financial burden in the U.S., with diagnosed diabetes costing about $327 billion in 2017, according to the American Diabetes Association.
    A new study indicates
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