Type 2 diagnoses plateau

The number of people being diagnosed with type 2 diabetes in the US has plateaued after a sharp increase from 1990-2008, according to research.

The 664,000-person study from 1980-2012 found a doubling of the incidence and prevalence of diabetes from 1980-2008, but the rate of incidence slowed from 8.8 per 1,000 persons in 2008 to 7.1 in 2012.

Prevalence per 100 persons fell from 8.3 to 7.9 in 2008.

The researchers say the slowing growth in diabetes may be related to a similar trend in obesity.