Diabetes rates in the US 'leveling off'

September 24, 2014 7:24 AM

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Diabetes rates in the US 'leveling off'

The research team, led by Linda S. Geiss of the Division of Diabetes Translation at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), says the findings could be down to slowing rates of obesity in recent years - a condition that accounts for around 90-95% of all diabetes cases.

According to the 2014 National Diabetes Statistics Report from the CDC, around 29.1 million adults in the US, or 9.3% of the population, have diabetes.

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