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Nearly one in 10 US residents has diabetes, CDC reports

BMJ 2014; 348 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.g3962 (Published 12 June 2014) Cite this as: BMJ 2014;348:g3962
  1. Michael McCarthy
  1. 1Seattle

More than 29 million people in the United States—nearly one in 10—now have diabetes, and 86 million adults—more than one in three—have prediabetes, a new report from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has said.1

The report showed that 29.1 million US people (9.3%) now had diabetes. Of these, 8.1 million (27.8%) had not had their diabetes diagnosed and were unaware that they were affected. Calling the numbers “alarming,” Ann Albright, director of the …

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