Diabetes is one of the most serious chronic diseases affecting Americans today. Nearly 26 million children and adults (approximately 8.3% of the U.S. population) have diagnosed or undiagnosed diabetes.1 In 2010, one individual was diagnosed with diabetes every 17 seconds.2 Diabetes affects people from diverse backgrounds.2
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AHRQ’s Effective Health Care Program is a leading resource for evidence-based, patient-centered outcomes research on diabetes. AHRQ is providing this suite of tools for health professionals and consumers to help them compare and discuss diabetes treatment options in order to make more informed decisions and improve the quality of their health care. These resources are the latest in a series of AHRQ’s growing library of free English and Spanish-language publications that review the scientific evidence on various health conditions so consumers and clinicians can work together to learn more about the benefits and risks of different treatment options.
These free AHRQ resources can be downloaded from this site or ordered by contacting the AHRQ Publications Clearinghouse at AHRQPubs@ahrq.hhs.gov. When ordering, use the publication number and the code AHRQ C-01 to expedite the ordering process.
These and many other materials are available on AHRQ’s Effective Health Care Program Web site, www.effectivehealthcare.ahrq.gov.
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1. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 2011 Diabetes Fact Sheet
2. Congressional Diabetes Caucus
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