Improving Screening for Type 2 Diabetes – 23andMe April 14, 2022 – DNA Saturdays April 23, 2022

I saw this recently on 23andMe – Improving Screening for Type 2 Diabetes: Much longer article, but here are some of the relevant portions. I included the topics below. My mother’s blood uncle had glaucoma.

April 14, 2022 By 23andMe under 23andMe Research

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.



Improving Screening


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