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FDA and Diabetes
An estimated 29.1 million (21.0 million diagnosed and 8.1 million undiagnosed) people in the U.S.—approximately 9.3% of the population—have diabetes. An estimated 86 million people in the U.S. (1 out of 3 adults) have prediabetes and 9 out of 10 people in the U.S. do not know they have prediabetes.
With the incidence of diabetes skyrocketing, it is important to FDA that we do what we can to inform patients and the health professionals. On the Patient Network Diabetes site, there is diabetes-related information tailored to patients with Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes, with links to FDA web pages and other trusted government web sites. FDA is committed to getting accurate, science-based information in the hands of people with diabetes and the people who provide medical care - so they can recommend and use foods, medicines, and devices to maintain and improve patient health.
What's new in Diabetes?
The National Diabetes Statistics Report, 2014 presents the latest data on the burden of diabetes in the United States.
- FDA has released a final rule requiring that most medical devices distributed in the United States carry a unique device identifier, or UDI.
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