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roshni
06-01-2006, 10:03 AM
Study: 73M have diabetes or are at risk in U.S.

Nearly a third of Americans, more than 73 million adults, have diabetes or higher-than-normal blood sugar levels, a new study shows.

Rates of diagnosed diabetes are increasing, but a third of people who have the disease don't know it, a figure that has been reported for years and "really isn't budging," despite greater awareness of diabetes and its risks, says lead author Catherine Cowie of the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases. The study is published in the June issue of the journal Diabetes Care.

link:http://www.usatoday.com/news/health/2006-05-29-diabetes-study_x.htm