Diabetes kills more than 100,000 Americans for the second year in a row

In the United States, 37.3 million people, or 11.3%, have diabetes. Another 96 million people, or 38% of the population aged 18 and over, have prediabetes. And nearly 50% of those 65 and older — 26.4 million, or 48.8% of that population — have prediabetes, according to statistics from US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The commission found that current trends have one in three people develop diabetes in their lifetime.

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