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Friday, March 22, 2013

Millions on Verge of Diabetes Don't Know It: CDC

Only 11 percent of the 79 million Americans with prediabetes aware they have the condition

This is article is not directly related to HCV although it has been well-documented that the hepatitis C virus causes insulin resistance (a precursor to diabetes).  Because of the link to HCV and the number of people with HCV who also have diabetes it is important that everyone with HCV should be evaluated by their medical provider for diabetes Alan

THURSDAY, March 21 (HealthDay News) -- Only 11 percent of the estimated 79 million Americans who are at risk for diabetes know they are at risk, federal health officials reported Thursday.

The condition, known as prediabetes, describes higher-than-normal blood sugar levels that put people in danger of developing diabetes, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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