Saturday, November 05, 2011

The Coming Diabetes Tidal Wave

Logo of the Centers for Disease Control and Pr...Image via WikipediaHalf of all American adults are may develop diabetes or pre-diabetes by 2020 unless changes in their activities of daily living are not made, so says the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

If current trends continue, the ranks of American adults with excessive blood sugar levels would swell from 93.8 million this year (about 28 million diabetics and 66 million more with pre-diabetes) to 135 million in 2020 – and cost society $3.35 billion by decade’s end. In addition, diabetes is becoming one of the most common chronic diseases in children and adolescents. According to the American Diabetes Association, one in every four children is currently diagnosed with diabetes.

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