Diabetes is a major cause of morbidity and mortality in the US with a total prevalence among adults of 14.0%. However, many adults with diabetes have never been diagnosed by a healthcare professional which places them at risk for undetected and progressive effects of the disease including neuropathy, retinopathy, coronary artery disease, and stroke.
The CDC National Center for Health Statistics, recently released a data brief on the prevalence of total, diagnosed, and undiagnosed diabetes in the US from 2013 to 2016. Which patients in your practice are more likely than others to have undiagnosed diabetes? Find out with our 6 True or False questions below.
Mendola ND, Chen TC, Gu Q, et al. Prevalence of total, diagnosed, and undiagnosed diabetes among adults: United States, 2013–2016. NCHS Data Brief, no 319. Hyattsville, MD: National Center for Health Statistics. 2018.