Diabetes Cases Start to Decline

December 7, 2015

The New York Times recently published an article reporting that the incidence rates of diabetes are declining.  While the yearly drops have not seemed substantial, the rate of new cases fell by about a fifth from 2008 to 2014 which is the first sustained decline since the disease started to explode 25 years ago.  The drop has been gradual and was not enough to be statistically  meaningful, but new data released last week shows that there is a confirmation of a very real drop.

There were 1.4 million new cases of diabetes in 2014 compared to 1.7 million in 2008.

The CDC is unclear if the efforts to prevent diabetes have been successful or if the disease simply peaked in the population, however there is growing evidence that eating habits (after years of deterioration) have begun to improve.


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