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What’s Your Type? With Diabetes, It Can Be Unclear
National Public Radio

A drop in the number of newly-diagnosed diabetes cases is good public health news. But for the Type 1 diabetes community it’s a source of frustration, because the numbers hide their story.

Last month, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced that new cases of diagnosed diabetes among adults in the U.S. had finally dropped after decades of growth, from 1.7 million in 2008 to 1.4 million in 2014.

The decline in new cases gives “confidence that our diabetes prevention efforts are working and we are moving in the right direction,” CDC officials said via email to Shots. “We know that long-term lifestyle changes in those at high risk are critical to prevent Type 2 diabetes and maintain this progress.”

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