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Older adults with diabetes

About 23 percent of adults aged 60 or over have diabetes.

 

National Council on Aging, Fact Sheet, Health Aging, 2014; 2014. http://www.ncoa.org/assets/files/pdf/FactSheet_HealthyAging.pdf. Accessed July 2, 2015

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