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Overall, the risk for death among people with diabetes is about twice that of people of similar age but without diabetes. 

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. National Diabetes Fact Sheet: National estimates and general information on diabetes and prediabetes in the United States, 2011. Atlanta, GA: Centers for Disease Control & Prevention; 2011. http://www.cdc.gov/diabetes/pubs/pdf/ndfs_2011.pdf

Reference

Title
National Diabetes Fact Sheet: National estimates and general information on diabetes and prediabetes in the United States, 2011
Publisher
Centers for Disease Control & Prevention
Publication Date
2011
Authors
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
URL
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Categories

  • Cost of Disease
  • Human Burden

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