New diabetes cases on the decline

“This report from the AMA News does not include the original publication source. The original is  worth reading for the detailed graphic presentations. http://www.cdc.gov/diabetes/statistics/incidence/fig1.htm   This decrease of diabetes cases is wonderful news. We should use everything we can learn from this research.” Bill Chesnut, MD

Diabetes declining.  “New diabetes cases on the decline, CDC says.”

 On its front page, the New York Times (12/1, A1, Tavernise, Subscription Publication) reports in a nearly 1,500-word story that “the number of new cases of diabetes in the United States has finally started to decline,” falling by “about a fifth from 2008 to 2014, according to researchers at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.” While “experts say they do not know whether efforts to prevent diabetes have finally started to work, or if the disease has simply peaked,” they do “say the shift tracks with the nascent progress that has been reported recently in” Americans’ health.