29 Million Affected

June 10, 2014 11:20 PM

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29 Million Affected

A new report released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that more than 29 million people in the United States have diabetes, with one in four diabetic adults unaware of the medical condition. The number is up by 3 million from the previous estimates, according to the report.

"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, in a news release. "Diabetes is costly in both human and economic terms. It's urgent...

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