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Close to 1/3 of those age 65 and older have diabetes.

Cowie C, Rust K, Ford E, et al. Full Accounting of Diabetes and Pre-Diabetes in the U.S. Population in 1988-1994 and 2005-2006. Diabetes Care. February 2009; 32: 287-94. http://care.diabetesjournals.org/cgi/content/abstract/32/2/287

Reference

Title
Full Accounting of Diabetes and Pre-Diabetes in the U.S. Population in 1988-1994 and 2005-2006
Publication
Diabetes Care
Publisher
American Diabetes Association
Publication Date
February 2009
Authors
Cowie C, Rust K, Ford E, et al
Pages
287-94
URL
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Categories

  • Cost of Disease
  • Age - A Major Risk Factor

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