Family Risk of Diabetes – 1
Narrator: This is NIH Health Matters. Diabetes is more prevalent among certain high-risk groups and can run in families. Overall, it affects nearly eight percent of the U.S. population.
Dr. Rodgers: There are approximately 24 million Americans over the age of 20 that have diabetes in this country.
Narrator: Dr. Griffin Rodgers is the director of the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases.
Dr. Rodgers: And of that number, roughly six million of them are unaware that they have diabetes. Now, more sobering though, is that there are 57 million Americans, again, over the age of 20, that have a condition called pre-diabetes.
Narrator: For more information on pre-diabetes and reducing diabetes risk, visit www.YourDiabetesInfo.org. Health Matters is produced by the National Institutes of Health, part of the US Department of Health and Human Services.
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