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How Has Diabetes Care in the U.S. Changed Over Time?

Rates of diagnosed diabetes in the United States have been steadily increasing over the past two decades, although mortality rates in the U.S. and comparable countries have been on the decline since 2003. This slideshow documents rates of diabetes and related health outcomes and treatments, such as hospitalizations for uncontrolled diabetes, diabetic ketoacidosis, and diabetes complications. It also looks at the costs of medications for treating diabetes, and U.S. health spending related to endocrine diseases.

The slideshow is part of the Peterson-Kaiser Health System Tracker, an online information hub dedicated to monitoring and assessing the performance of the U.S. health system. More information about the analysis related to the slideshow is available through the tracker.

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