U.S. Diabetes Rates: Facts and Figures

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Nearly 9 percent of U.S. adults had been diagnosed with type 2 diabetes and 0.5 percent with type 1 diabetes in 2016 and 2017, according to a study from researchers at the University of Iowa in Iowa City that was published in BMJ. Among those with diabetes, 91.2 percent have type 2 and 5.6 percent have type 1.

The researchers used information from the CDC’s National Health Interview Survey, in which survey-takers visit peoples' homes every year to ask health-related questions. Since 2016, respondents with diabetes have been asked if they have type 1, type 2, or another type.

Types of diabetes differ in many ways, from their causes to their treatments. Results of this study will allow health care providers and policy makers to allocate resources for each type of diabetes appropriately.

Sourced from: BMJ