A study presented at the American Diabetes Association 73rd Scientific Sessions showed counties in Appalachian and Southern states had some of the highest diabetes incidence rates in the U.S., while some of the largest numbers of new diabetes cases were reported in counties in large urban areas. "We're hoping that people can use these data to identify high-risk areas, and use it as a tool in implementing and developing diabetes prevention interventions," CDC researcher Nilka R. Burrows said.

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