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This Week’s Diabetes Health Factoids
Number of U.S. Adults Diagnosed With Diabetes: 15.1 million
Breakdown of U.S. Adult Cases of Diabetes by Ethnicity:
Increase in new diagnoses of diabetes between 1995 and 2004: 23 percent
Increase in the number of U.S. adults living with diabetes between 1995 and 2004: 62 percent
Worldwide sales of oral anti-diabetic drugs: $11 billion+ annually.
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Sources: American Heart Association, HealthDay, Medicare, Heritage Medical Research Institute