Physiology of diabetes mellitus and types of insulin
In 2008, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimated that 24 million people in the United States had diabetes mellitus, constituting nearly 8% of the population. The CDC further estimated that 57 million individuals were affected by prediabetes, and approximately 10% of those with prediabetes will progress to diabetes each year. Because of this large population of individuals who now have and who will have diabetes in the near future, it is important for providers to have a basic understanding of diabetes pathophysiology and to thoughtfully pursue appropriate diagnoses. © 2011 Springer Science+Business Media, LLC.