(06/14/2014)
The rate of Americans with diabetes rose from 26 million in 2010 to 29 million in 2012, or about 10 percent of the population.

One in every four people with diabetes does not realize it, according to a report from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Another 86 million American adults have what doctors call "prediabetes." This means their blood sugar levels are higher than normal but not yet high enough to be classified as type 2 diabetes, according to the CDC.

"These new numbers are alarming, and underscore the need for an increased focus on reducing the burden of diabetes in our country," said Ann Albright, director of CDC's Division of Diabetes Translation.

West Virginia is among states with the highest rates of obesity and diabetes.

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