Diabetes Health in the News Podcast: Diabetes Prevalence In The United States

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A recent study has examined how diabetes rates have changed in the United States in the last 20 years.

As of 2012, 14% of the U.S. population was living with diabetes, showing a significant increase from the early 1990s.  At that time, only 10% of people in the U.S. had been diagnosed with diabetes.

The study detected some improvements. From 1988 to 1994 the rate of overall undiagnosed cases was 40%. From 2008 to 2012, this number had decreased to 31%.

Improved screening is thought to be catching more cases, but white patients have benefited the most. More than 50% of Asian and Hispanic cases are still going undetected.

These findings were published in the Journal of the American Medical Association on September 8th, 2015. 

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