Study: More Than 33% of Diabetes Cases Are Undiagnosed
More than one-third of U.S. diabetes cases likely go undiagnosed, according to a study published Tuesday in the Journal of the American Medical Association. Further, about half of all U.S. adults have been diagnosed with diabetes or pre-diabetes as of 2012. The study found that between 12% and 14% of U.S. adults had been diagnosed with diabetes by 2012. In most of those cases, individuals were diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes, which has been linked with inactivity and obesity. In comparison, about 10% of U.S. adults had been diagnosed with diabetes in the early 1990s.
- "Half of U.S. Adults Have Diabetes or Pre-Diabetes, Study Says" (Tanner, AP/Washington Times, 9/8).
- "One-Third of Diabetes in the U.S. Is Undiagnosed" (Rapaport, Reuters, 9/8).