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New Diabetes Cases on the Decline


  08:01:00 am, by MedBen5   , 158 words,  
Categories: Wellness, Reporting, Diabetes, Preventive care

New Diabetes Cases on the Decline

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Timely preventive care may have contributed to a decrease in diabetes diagnoses, says a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The number of new cases of diabetes among U.S. adults fell from 1.7 million in 2009 to 1.3 million in 2017, a 35% drop.

Lead report author Dr. Stephen Benoit suggests that recent efforts to encourage lifestyle changes prior to developing diabetes is partially responsible for the trend, though the CDC cautions that obesity, a common cause of diabetes, remains a problem.

MedBen WellLiving helps employers reduce diabetes risk by promoting prevention through regular wellness exams and screenings. We also provide detailed reporting that enables you to track the prevalence of diabetes and other high-risk conditions in your population, so you can properly direct education and incentives for program participation.

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