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Diabetes keeps rising among U.S. adults

Posted on Feb 18, 2009 in Health & Wellness

By Amanda Gardner, HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Jan. 28 (HealthDay News) — The most recent analysis of data on diabetes in the United States finds that almost 13 percent of adults aged 20 and older have the condition, 40 percent of whom have not been diagnosed. That’s a larger proportion of diagnosed patients than noted in a previous study, although the percentage of undiagnosed individuals has remained the same. “We can say for certain that diagnosed diabetes has increased significantly between the two surveys, from 5.1 percent [in 1988-1994] to 7.7 percent [in...

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