Nearly half of US population estimated to have diabetes, prediabetes
from Endocrine Today
Recent data indicate that nearly half of the U.S. adult population has diabetes or prediabetes, with prevalence of diabetes estimated at 12 percent to 14 percent and prediabetes estimated at 37 percent to 38 percent in 2011 to 2012, according to recent study findings published in
. "The recent prevalence and trends in diabetes can be estimated using U.S. survey data with information on a previous diabetes diagnosis and measured glucose levels," the researchers wrote.
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