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Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Nearly 10% of US Adults Now Have Diabetes: Study

The percentage of Americans with diabetes has doubled since 1988, with nearly one in 10 adults now diagnosed with the blood-sugar disease, researchers report.

In the late 1980s and early 1990s, the rate of diagnosed and undiagnosed diabetes was 5.5 percent of the U.S. population. By 2010, that number had risen to 9.3 percent. That means 21 million American adults had confirmed diabetes in 2010, according to the researchers.

Several encouraging findings emerged from the study, however. A smaller proportion of people have undiagnosed diabetes, the report found, suggesting that newer screening techniques may be more efficient.

And the researchers found that overall blood sugar control was improved, although the disease was less well controlled in some minority groups.



Anonymous said...

Doesn't surprise me , all of the over weight blimps and fat butts.
Eating has become a sport in the country , fat leads to this disease .

Anonymous said...

The key is to move, move, move

Anonymous said...

Folks don't eat enough cinnamon.

Anonymous said...

Part of the problem is big pharma and their bribed doctors. Anybody who has a blood sugar count over 100 is now labeled "diabetic". What a crock. That number is fexible depending upon your age, height, weight, genetics, etc. Just another way for big pharma to get normal people taking their drugs for a lifetime. There are natural ways to get your blood sugar level down. Your weight, diet and physical exercise are the three most important factors dealing with blood sugar. Get rid of the big pharma pills and take back control of your life.

Anonymous said...

You may be on to something there 10:10. It was well over 30yrs ago, my neighbor was told he was diabetic and needed insulin. He and his family practiced injecting an orange, the whole 9 yards. Well he started on the insulin and it lasted all of a week. You have to take it with you, keep it cold.....So he stopped cold turkey. Too much of a pain in the neck. Doctor was livid and even stopped seeing him as a patient.
The man is in his 80's and still going strong.
I also know of another man who felt he was tied down going to doctors appointments all the time and taking like 6 different kinds of medicine 2 times a day. He stopped all the medicines as well. This was at least 10 yrs ago and he's not regretted a second of his decision. He claims he feels better.