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Seventy-nine million adults (50 percent of people over sixty-five) with prediabetes are at high risk of developing the disease over the next ten years.

Fradkin J. Confronting the Urgent Challenge of Diabetes: An Overview. Health Affairs. 2012; 31(1): 12-19. http://content.healthaffairs.org/content/31/1/12.short

Reference

Title
Confronting the Urgent Challenge of Diabetes: An Overview
Publication
Health Affairs
Publisher
Project HOPE
Publication Date
2012
Authors
Fradkin J
Volume & Issue
Volume 31, Issue 1
Pages
12-19
URL
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Categories

  • Cost of Disease
  • Age - A Major Risk Factor

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