1 in 8 Americans Diagnosed With Type 2 Diabetes: Poll

Health Day: February 20, 2013

WEDNESDAY, Feb. 20 (HealthDay News) — A staggering one in eight Americans has been diagnosed with type 2 diabetes, a new Harris Interactive/HealthDay poll suggests.

And more than one third of those polled have been diagnosed with diabetes or have a parent, sibling, spouse or child with the condition.

“Type 2 diabetes has become one of the most common and fastest growing diseases. Fully one in eight adults — approximately 29 million people — now report that they have been diagnosed with this dangerous condition,” said Harris Poll Chairman Humphrey Taylor. Read More