Thursday, October 30, 2008

Diabetes rate nearly doubles in 10 years (AP)

Bottles of perscription drugs. The annual cost of treating adult cases of diabetes in the United States nearly doubled between 2001 and 2007, according to a study published Monday that questioned the efficacy of new, more expensive drugs.(AFP/Getty Images/File/Jeff Topping)AP - The rate of new diabetes cases nearly doubled in the United States in the last 10 years, with the highest levels in the South, the government said Thursday in its first state-by-state review of new diagnoses. The highest rate was in West Virginia, where about 13 in 1,000 adults were diagnosed with the disease. The lowest was in Minnesota, where the rate is 5 in 1,000.

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