Prevalence, Trends in Diabetes Among U.S. Adults Raise Concerns
The diabetes epidemic has worsened in recent years, raising concerns among physicians, public health officials, and policymakers. In a study published in JAMA, researchers sought to determine the prevalence and trends of diabetes among adults in the United States.
Using NHANES data, they found that 14% of the adult population has diabetes. Even more concerning was the fact that the disease had been undiagnosed in about one-third of those people. These numbers were even higher among minority populations.
In this video, study researcher Andy Menke, PhD, elaborates on the researchers' findings as well as their methods of study.