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CDC-supported programs seek to halt prediabetes through coaching

13:30 EDT 7 Aug 2017 | Healio

According to the CDC, 86 million U.S. adults, or more than 33%, currently have prediabetes. An even more alarming statistic is the number of those who are unaware of their condition: 90%. “I call this a national epidemic of prediabetes,” Michael Dansinger, MD, medical director of patient wellness at Boston Heart Diagnostics and founding director of the Diabetes Reversal Program at Tufts Medical Center, told Endocrine Today. “There are more people with prediabetes than with diabetes. People who have prediabetes just don’t know it unless they’ve had a blood test looking for it. People with prediabetes don’t feel pain in their sick pancreas or their arteries. There are no symptoms.”

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