Diabetes prevalence grew by 45% in 20 years, data show

05/15/2013 | Medscape (free registration)

Diabetes incidence in U.S. adults increased by 45% over the past two decades, with those ages 65 and older showing the most drastic growth, according to a study in Diabetes Care. Researchers said obesity was closely linked to higher diabetes rates in younger adults but only slightly correlated to higher rates in older patients. The results highlight the need for primary prevention initiatives in the U.S. and better health quality for older diabetes patients, researchers said.

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