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Increasing Number of Diabetes Patients in the US Suggests CDC Report

As per the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports, around 34.2 million individuals in the United States have been suffering from Diabetes.This number accounts for around 10.5% of the population in the country. However, out of these people, almost 7.3 million or 21.4% of the individuals have yet to be diagnosed officially.

The CDC estimates that around 34.5% of the people above the age of 18 years have Diabetes, which accounts for 88 million individuals.Researchers and analysts from Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, have carried out a detailed analysis to understand blood glucose levels monitoring and maintenance across the nation.The study concludes that people in the US have been less successful in controlling their blood sugar levels over the past ten years.

Increasing Number of Diabetes Patients in the US Suggests CDC ReportAs the senior author at the Bloomberg School’s Department of Epidemiology stated, Dr. Elizabeth Selvin noted that the research output is a matter of concern among the individuals. There has been a significant drop in glycemic control over the last decade.

He further added that only a small number of people in the US are able to reach their goals blood pressure, high cholesterol, and glycemic control.As stated by the CDC, 90-95% of the US citizens who have been suffering from Diabetes have type 2 Diabetes. In this condition, the patient is unable to use the insulin present in the pancreas.

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