The Disease by the Numbers
Do you pay attention to health news? If so, you may know that the diabetes epidemic is enormous. But there could be a surprise or two for you in the numbers below.
Nearly 1 in 10
That’s how many people have diabetes in the United States.
Fortunately, the number of new diabetes cases fell an average of 5.4 percent between 2008 and 2012.
Researchers think some of this success is due to overall declines in obesity rates.