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News About Diabetes In The US Is Grim: How We Have Gone From Fat To Worse
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News About Diabetes In the US is Grim: How We Have Gone From Fat to Worse

The obesity news was grim- rising obesity rates, especially in the South are not making health experts very happy. The numbers could put the US near 100% for the overweight/obese category by 2030 unless something drastic happens. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is warning that another health problem is reaching critical levels, likely in response to the obesity epidemic. The rate of diabetes in all fifty states, the District of Colombia and Puerto Rico has skyrocketed in recent years.

CDC Spokesperson, Linda Geiss, MA, said that the rate of the disease has nearly doubled across the nation going from 4.5% in 1995 to just over eight percent in 2010. At the start of that time frame, diabetes was over six percent in only three states, DC and Puerto Rico. In 2010 there are no states that are below the six percent threshold.

The highest concentration of diabetic cases is in the South which stands at a prevalence of just under ten percent. The Midwest comes in at 7.5% while the rest of the nation is at just over seven percent. Even more troubling is how closely linked obesity and diabetes are in these areas, especially the South which continues to rank among the highest in terms of weight as well.

Numbers from the CDC reveal that there are nearly twenty six million people in the US who have diabetes, including an estimated seven million who are currently undiagnosed. In addition, the agency warns that nearly forty percent of people ages twenty and older are pre-diabetic, a condition where there is elevated blood sugar readings and other warning signs of the condition but not enough for a diagnosis. It is at this critical stage that people can do the most good for their health by preventing the development of the disease. Simple steps like losing weight can reverse the threat of the condition, however they will need to continue to be monitored and evaluated by a doctor.

Diabetes, like obesity, can increase the risk of other health problems like heart disease as well as blindness, nerve problems and even loss of limbs. Left untreated or improperly managed diabetes can lead to diabetic coma and then to death as well. For some people, diabetes will mean nothing more than a stricter diet plan while others may need to take medication every day to help control their blood sugar. Extreme cases will have to take insulin shots or having an insulin pump surgically implanted into their body.


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