I saw this recently on 23andMe – Improving Screening for Type 2 Diabetes: https://blog.23andme.com/23andme-research/screening-for-t2d/ Much longer article, but here are some of the relevant portions. I included the topics below. My mother’s blood uncle had glaucoma.
The numbers are staggering.
In the last two decades, the number of Americans with Type 2 diabetes has reached epidemic proportions. More than a third of adults in the United States are pre-diabetic. The vast majority of them, 84 percent, don’t even know they are at risk.
About 34 million people in the US have diabetes, and 20 percent don’t know it. Type 2 diabetes is the seventh leading cause of death in the United States. The costs for treating those with diabetes are estimated to be more than $327 billion annually, according to the American Diabetes Association.
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