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An additional 54 million people are estimated to have pre-diabetes, a condition where blood glucose levels are abnormally high– but not yet high enough to be considered diabetes.

American Diabetes Association, Statistics About Diabetes. http://www.diabetes.org/diabetes-basics/statistics/?referrer=https://www.google.com/. Published May 2008

Reference

Title
American Diabetes Association, Statistics About Diabetes
Publisher
American Diabetes Association
Publication Date
Published May 2008
Authors
American Diabetes Association
URL
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Categories

  • Cost of Disease
  • Prevalence & Incidence

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