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It seems like so many people have diabetes today. What are the real numbers?

An estimated 23.6 million Americans – 7.8 percent of the population – have diabetes. Of these, 17.9 million have been diagnosed and an estimated 5.7 million remain unaware of their condition. In 2007, 57 million American adults had a condition called pre-diabetes. This occurs when the blood glucose level is higher than normal but not high enough to be termed diabetes. The good news is that a diabetes diagnosis is not inevitable. Studies have shown that people with pre-diabetes who lose weight and increase their physical activity can prevent or delay diabetes, and even bring their blood glucose levels back to normal.

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