Diabetes in North America and the Caribbean: an update.

  title={Diabetes in North America and the Caribbean: an update.},
  author={Samrawit F. Yisahak and Jessica Beagley and Ian R. Hambleton and Km Venkat Narayan},
  journal={Diabetes research and clinical practice},
  volume={103 2},
The North America and Caribbean (NAC) Region faces a high burden of diabetes. In 2013, the number of children (aged 0-14 years) with type 1 diabetes was 108,600, with 16.7 new cases diagnosed per 100,000 children. Furthermore, there were 36,755,500 individuals with diabetes (mostly type 2 diabetes) in adults (20-79 years), and an additional 44,277,700 individuals had impaired glucose tolerance. The age-adjusted prevalence of diabetes in adults was 9.6%; the second highest among the seven… CONTINUE READING


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