The epidemic of diabetes continues to exert great burden and cost on affected people, their families, and society. Current estimates of the burden of prediabetes and diabetes in youth and adults for the U.S. are made available through the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) ( and and for regions of the world by the International Diabetes Federation ( These data are typically updated every year or two.

CDC’s estimates for the prevalence of both diagnosed and undiagnosed diabetes, prevalence of prediabetes among adults, incidence of newly diagnosed diabetes, risk factors for diabetes-related complications, and burden of coexisting conditions and complications provide valuable information, but many questions are not addressed in these national data. Therefore, commencing with this month’s issue, Diabetes Care and CDC begin a partnership to enhance knowledge among the journal’s readership by highlighting important aspects of the national burden of diabetes that expand upon the data and information provided on the CDC’s website. Through this collaboration, we will at least twice a year publish in Diabetes Care in-depth explorations of timely and clinically significant topics authored by members of CDC. As with all original manuscripts submitted to Diabetes Care, they will undergo peer review to ensure they are scientifically rigorous and informative.

We believe this series, which we have titled “CDC Epidemiologic Reports on Diabetes Care and Prevention,” will be of interest and value to our communities and, in the long run, will bring greater understanding, improved care, and ultimately better outcomes for those afflicted with hyperglycemia and its complications. We hope you find it to be such.

The findings and conclusions in this report are those of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official position of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

See accompanying article, p. 2112.

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