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True or False: Diabetes Stats 2017

Can you sort out diabetes facts from fiction? The latest diabetes statistics from the CDC may surprise you. 

The  National Diabetes Statistics Report, 2017 from the CDC provides data on the incidence and prevalence of diabetes, prediabetes, risk factors for complications, and acute and long-term complications-as well as deaths and costs.See if you can determine whether the 10 True or False statements (above) based on these data are facts or fiction. Good luck.


1. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

National Diabetes Statistics Report, 2017.

Atlanta, GA: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, US Dept of Health and Human Services; 2017.2. Mayer-Davis EJ, Lawrence JM, Dabelea D, et al.

Incidence trends of type 1 and type 2 diabetes among youths, 2002–2012.

N Engl J Med. 2017;376:1419-1429.3. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. About Underlying Cause of Death 1999–2015.

CDC WONDER Database.

Updated December 2016. Accessed October 24, 2017.4. American Diabetes Association.

Economic costs of diabetes in the U.S. in 2012.

Diabetes Care. 2013;36:1033-1046.