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Diabetes rises sharply in U.S. to about 26 million
USA Today

U.S. health officials have raised their estimate of how many Americans have diabetes to nearly 26 million. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released the new estimate Wednesday. It means about 1 in 12 Americans have diabetes, a disease in which the body has trouble processing sugar.

The new figure marks a 9% increase from the 2008 estimate of 23.6 million.