How many people in the United States have type 2 diabetes?

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Dr. Andrea Pennington, MD
Integrative Medicine
Type 2 diabetes currently affects about 27 million Americans and is one of the fastest-growing diseases in the nation. A report published by UnitedHealth Group's Center for Health Reform and Modernization estimates that over half of the U.S. population will have diabetes or prediabetes by the year 2020.

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