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Diabetes DOUBLES In The US Over The Past 20 Years! How Do We Fix This Serious Health Problem?!?

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America could be in serious trouble if we continue on the path we’re on now!

The number of diabetics in this country has DOUBLED in the past two decades according to a new study being published this week!

The research conducted also found a direct correlation between the spike in diabetes cases and the increase of obesity in the US. No surprise there…

In 20 years, the percentage of Americans with diabetes jumped from 5.5% to 9.3%.

Those are some staggering figures!

There might actually be a silver lining to these numbers though - technology has made it easier to detect symptoms of diabetes, earlier!

In 1988, about 16% of individuals who met the criteria for diabetes were not diagnosed by their doctor! That dropped down to 11% in 2010!

More than 20 million people now suffer from diabetes in the United States. But at the rate we’re going, experts expect that by 2034, we could see more than 44 million diabetics nationwide!

The time is now to get healthy, America!

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2 comments to “Diabetes DOUBLES In The US Over The Past 20 Years! How Do We Fix This Serious Health Problem?!?”

  1. - says – reply to this


    I'm guessing you are referring to type two diabetes considering the link you make with obesity? Type one diabetes is genetic and cannot be prevented you should really distinguish between the two. I have type one myself and it is really annoying that people think it is my fault I have it and that I could have prevented it somehow. Even type two diabetes doesn't always have to be linked to obesity either. Are those statistics just for type two or do they include type one?

  2. Harr says – reply to this


    FYI this is specifically talking about TYPE 2 diabetes. Type 1 diabetics like myself can be as healthy as humanly possible and it won't lessen the effects of our diabetes a single bit, much less prevent us from getting it–type 1 is an autoimmune disorder. TYPE 2 diabetes is more commonly associated with an unhealthy lifestyle. Please distinguish between the two types because they are very different.