National Institutes of Health provides updated diabetes guide

The third edition of “Diabetes in America” is free and covers diabetes epidemiology, prevention, care, and complications.


The National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK) recently released the third edition of its publication “Diabetes in America.”

The online resource, published in August, is a compilation and assessment of epidemiologic, public health, clinical, and trial data on diabetes and its complications in the U.S. The intended audience includes the research community, clinicians, health policymakers, and individuals with diabetes, as well as their caregivers and family members.

It contains 42 chapters, covering epidemiology (prevalence and incidence; sociodemographic, metabolic, and lifestyle characteristics; genetics and risk factors; and unique aspects of diabetes in younger and older populations), prevention and care (medical evidence; medication use and self-care practices, health care utilization, and quality of care; and economic aspects including health insurance and health care costs), and complications.

The entire publication is available to download for free from the NIDDK's website.