The number of new cases of diabetes fell for the fifth year in a row in 2014 across the country, according to recently released CDC survey data. However, the U.S. still has the highest rate of diabetes among developed nations. In 2008, the number of new cases peaked at 1.7 million adults following a rapid rise since 1980, but in 2014, there were only 1.4 million new cases, which constitutes evidence of a sustained decline. Diabetes is one of the most common comorbidities in the American population and is associated with delayed healing, among other issues.
Read more about the CDC report via MedPageToday here.