Diabetes Prevalence Data Herald High Rates of Kidney Disease in Years Ahead

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A recently released report on diabetes prevalence underscores the need for determined efforts to contain the burden of diabetes and diabetic complications in the years ahead.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) 2017 National Diabetes Statistic Report highlights the devastating impact of diabetes in the US, with estimates suggesting that 30 million Americans have diabetes and another 70 million meet criteria for prediabetes.

“More than a third of US adults have prediabetes, and the majority don’t know it,” said CDC Director Brenda Fitzgerald, MD. “Now, more than ever, we must step up our efforts to reduce