Diabetes rates may show first signs of slowing

September 23, 2014 8:06 PM

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Diabetes rates may show first signs of slowing

The nation's diabetes epidemic may show the first signs of slowing, researchers from the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention say.

The numbers remain big and are still rising: 8.3% of adults had been diagnosed with diabetes as of 2012. But the rates at which new cases are accumulating and overall counts are climbing have slowed in recent years, says a report published Tuesday in the medical journal JAMA.

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