Bloomberg News (1/26, Lopatto) reported, approximately "one of three American adults" may "have so-called pre-diabetes, a 39 percent jump over 2008 estimates," according to a report released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
The CNN (1/26, Falco) "The Chart" blog reported, "According to this new CDC data, half of all Americans over the age of 65 are prediabetic and 27% have diabetes. Minorities are still at higher risk compared with Caucasians: 16 % of American Indians/Alaska Natives, more than 12% of African-Americans and nearly 12% of Hispanic adults now have diabetes, compared with a little more than 8% of Asian-Americans and 7% of non-Hispanic whites."
The Washington Post (1/26, Stein) "The Checkup" blog reported, "In 2008, CDC estimated that 23.6 million Americans had diabetes and an additional 57 million adults had prediabetes." HealthDay (1/26, Preidt), MedPage Today (1/26, Smith), and WebMD (1/26, Hendrick) also covered the story.
POSTED BY STEVEN ALMANY, MD