Are diabetes rates slowing?

Thursday, September 25, 2014

YARMOUTH, Maine – The incidence and prevalence of diabetes appears to have plateaued between 2008 and 2012, according to an article published Sept. 24 in the Journal of the American Medical Association. However, there appear to be continued increases in diabetes among subgroups, including non-Hispanic black and Hispanic subpopulations, and those with a high school education or less, the article states. The basis for the article: an analysis of data from the National Health Interview Survey for 664,969 adults ages 20 to 79 years old from 1980 to 2012 to measure the annual percentage change in rates of the prevalence and incidence of diagnosed diabetes (Type 1 and Type 2 combined).