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Do you have diabetes? Are you sure?

8 Million Americans Don’t Know They Have Diabetes

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A quarter of those in United States living with diabetes do not know they have it.

This fun fact courtesy of the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Yup, an estimated 29.1 million people (almost 10% of the population) in the US have diabetes, but roughly 8.1 million of them (27.8%) haven’t been diagnosed. This information, along with a number of other new diabetes statistics, is featured in the CDC’s 2014 National Diabetes Statistics Report, which is based on data from 2012.

The report also found the diabetes rate for:

  • Hispanics is 12.8%
  • non-Hispanic blacks is 3.2%
  • Native Americans/Alaska Natives is 15.9%
  • non-Hispanic whites is 7.6%
  • Asians is 9%.

Please get checked by your primary care physician or ask for our help at Action PT.

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