Closing the Gap: The Problem of Diabetes Mellitus in the United States

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Diabetes mellitus is a major public health problem and a leading cause of death, disability, and cost in the United States. We review the epidemiology of diabetes and its complications, the costs of diabetes, and discuss intervention strategies to reduce the burden of diabetes in the United States.

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  1. doi: 10.2337/diacare.8.4.391 Diabetes Care vol. 8 no. 4 391-406