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What is the rate of incidence for endocrine system diseases?

Dr. Jeanne Morrison, PhD
Family Practitioner

The rate of incidence for endocrine system diseases varies depending on the disease. Some endocrine system diseases, like diabetes or hypothyroidism, are quite common. About eight Americans in 1,000 are diagnosed with diabetes each year. Other disorders, like Cushing's syndrome, are less common. In fact, about 10 people in one million are diagnosed with Cushing's syndrome each year.

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