Diabetes Up 90% in USA Since 1997

Posted on October 31, 2008  Comments (3)

Diabetes Up 90% in U.S.

Type 2 diabetes is up 90% since 1997. And that may be an underestimate because the numbers come from self-reported surveys conducted by the CDC in 1995-1997 and in 2005-2007. About a third of people with diabetes don’t yet know they have the dangerous disease.

“The growth in diabetes prevalence has been concomitant with growth in obesity prevalence,”

Obesity, the CDC says, is the major risk factor for diabetes. Yet it’s not necessary to become thin to avoid this debilitating disease. A study of people at high risk for diabetes shows you can cut your risk of diabetes by 58% in a three-year period by doing just two things:

* Lose 5% to 10% of your body weight.
* Five days a week, get 30 minutes of moderate physical activity.

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3 Responses to “Diabetes Up 90% in USA Since 1997”

  1. Frank Miller
    October 31st, 2008 @ 5:32 pm

    There is no secret that best way to prevent the onset of Type II diabetes is to key on:
    1. exercise
    2. diet
    3. avoid excessive weight gains or weight loss.
    Unfortunately, in our fast paced and fast food society, this is not as easy as it should be. The good news is a little planning can go a long way towards preventing Type II diabetes. If you would like to learn more about diabetes prevention, feel free to visit my site.

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  3. Mick Jones
    September 2nd, 2010 @ 4:27 am

    may i ask why diabetes was not detected in some of the people? maybe they didn’t bother going to the hospital. or maybe because they just didn’t care? if they still have mild diabetes, then they should ask for an american diabetic diet from their doctors. that will surely help manage diabetes.

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