According to a recent Centers for Disease Control and Prevention study, the rate at which new cases of diabetes are diagnosed has soared by over 90 per cent in the last decade, with Florida particularly seriously affected.
The state-specific data indicated the major diabetes problem areas throughout the USA. These ranged from, for example, 5 per cent per 1,000 people in Minnesota, through to 12.7 per 1,000 people in West Virginia.
The highest age-adjusted incidence of diabetes, apart from Florida, were all found in the Southern States. These included Alabama, Georgia, Kentucky, South Carolina and Texas.
To reach the conclusions, the CDC analysed data from 43 states and two US territories. There is no doubt that diabetes in America is soaring at a previously unheard of rate, largely fed by an obesity epidemic.

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