Is the Rate of Diabetes Growth Slowing Down in the US?

The government organization recently posted 2014 data on annual new diabetes diagnoses in the US. Last year, there were 1.4 million new cases of diagnosed diabetes in adults (18-79 years), marking the fifth straight year of decline from a peak in 2009 at 1.7 million. While this decline has been happening over five years, 2014 is the first time that the trend can be considered “statistically significant” – in other words, it’s unlikely to be due to chance.

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