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Diabetes cases rising rapidly in US, survey indicates.

WebMD (10/28, Hendrick) reported that “diabetes cases are rising rapidly in the US, with the disease afflicting 11.3 percent of American adults in the third quarter of 2009, according to a new Gallup survey.” Should “current trends continue,” according to Gallup, “more than 37 million will be living with the disease by the end of 2015.” WebMD added, “Not coincidentally, the survey shows the US obesity rate is up about one percentage point in quarter-over-quarter comparisons to 2008.”