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Re: [IP] stupid question

>>>they" say diabetes (both type 1 and type 2) are on the rise.....Do they
take into account the EXPLOSION in population?  so when that seattle article
says "diabetes diagnoses have risen 5% since 1980," am I to assume they HAVE
taken into account the fact that there are X% more people around??

Or, do they take into account the many health fairs and DM screenings
encouraging those with higher-than-normal BGs to go get checked and are
thusly diagnosed? They keep saying there are XX% of DMers who don't even
know it? How do they figure - buy drawing a # out of a test tube? When they
find out they have DM does the % get reduced? (~_^)

\(/ Jan (63 y/o, dx'd T-1 11/5/50, pmpg 8/23/83) & Bluda Sue (MM507C 3/99)
Dialyzing since 7/8/02
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7% of all statistics are made up on the spot. ~ Steven Wright

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