Two decades ago, about 1 in 10 adults had diabetes. Now, the number if closer to 1 in 7 or 8, or 12% to 14%.
Another 38% of people have blood sugar high enough to put them on the cusp of that diagnosis,a risk category doctors call prediabetes.
African-Americans, Hispanics, and Asian-Americans were about twice as likely to have diabetes as whites. They were also more likely to go undiagnosed.
While roughly one-third of whites had not been diagnosed with diabetes, half of Asian-Americans and Hispanics were unaware of their condition. More
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