It looks like we will see a decline in life longevity because we treat symptoms of diabetes but do not do enough to control diabetes. Obesity, elevated blood pressure, elevated cholesterol and triglycerides and cardiovascular disease are all intertwined leading to diabetes and certain cancers. This is a good month to launch our blog.
The holidays are when we expect to gain weight but I made an early new year’s resolution. I plan to LOSE 5 pounds over the holidays, not in January.
Don’t be a statistic, please. Watch out for high fructose foods and drinks, genetically modified foods, hormone laced milk, processed foods – in short, life’s temptations. Read these sobering, no frightening statistics.
“November is National Diabetes Month, a condition that is the seventh leading cause
of death in the United States. Of the 25.8 million Americans who suffer from the
disease, 7 million do not know they have it, according to the National Institutes of
Health.” (source Mashable.com)
“Fast Facts on Diabetes (source National Diabetes Information Clearinghouse)
Diabetes affects 25.8 million people of all ages 8.3 percent of the U.S.
population DIAGNOSED 18.8 million people UN-DIAGNOSED 7.0 million people.
Among U.S. residents ages 65 years and older, 10.9 million, or 26.9 percent,
had diabetes in 2010.
About 215,000 people younger than 20 years had diabetes—type 1 or type 2—
in the United States in 2010.
About 1.9 million people ages 20 years or older were newly diagnosed with
diabetes in 2010 in the United States.
In 2005–2008, based on fasting glucose or hemoglobin A1C (A1C) levels, 35 percent of U.S. adults ages 20 years or older had prediabetes—50 percent of adults ages 65 years or older. Applying this percentage to the entire U.S.population in 2010 yields an estimated 79 million American adults ages 20 years or older with prediabetes.
Diabetes is the leading cause of kidney failure, non-traumatic lower-limb
amputations, and new cases of blindness among adults in the United States.
Diabetes is a major cause of heart disease and stroke.
Diabetes is the seventh leading cause of death in the United States. (ED. Even this is misleading because diabetes leads to obesity, renal failure, high blood pressure, certain cancers, and cardiovascular heart issues. The psychological effects are depression and anxiety. In short, diabetes can be a causation and precursor to most of the leading causes of death. )
Estimation Methods: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention