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Scientists say one in three people will have diabetes in future

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WATERLOO (KWWL) -- As many as one in three Americans will have diabetes by 2050.

Researchers at the CDC say the aging population, increases in minority groups, and people with diabetes living longer are all factors that will cause a significant spike in diabetes cases.

Right now there are eight new cases of the disease for every one thousand people.

Experts call these numbers "alarming" and point to the need for healthy lifestyle changes.

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