A new report by the CDC shows that 4.3 percent of adults with diabetes don’t even know they have it. In all, nearly 14 percent of adults have the disease, with factors like gender, race, age, and weight playing a role in who is most susceptible.
- The prevalence of total diabetes was higher among men (15.9%) than among women (12.2%)
- The prevalence of total, diagnosed, and undiagnosed diabetes increased with age.
- The prevalence of total and diagnosed diabetes was higher in Hispanic adults and African American adults.
- The prevalence of total, diagnosed, and undiagnosed diabetes increased with weight.
How could the diabetes community help close this gap?