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4/27/2011 10:39:08 PM EST
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There's alarming health news: One-third of U.S. adults could suffer from diabetes by the year 2050 if current trends continue, according to a new federally funded study.
The number of new diabetes cases diagnosed each year is on track to increase from 8 per 1,000 in 2008 to 15 per 1,000 in 2050, predicts the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
The costs of health care tied to diabetes management are enormous. As the United States (along with other countries) tries to contain soaring health care costs and reform health-insurance coverage, the prospect of those costs doubling or tripling proposes a serious challenge. More importantly, the lives and well-being of millions of people are at stake.
An aging population, an increase in minority groups at higher risk for diabetes, and the fact that diabetes patients are living longer are among the reasons for the steep projected rise.
Virtually all the potential increase will be attributed to type 2 diabetes, which is largely preventable. A healthy diet, ample levels of movement, and consistent support are all key to living a life free of type 2 diabetes.
Why worry about diabetes? The disease affects different segments of the population differently, depending on factors like gender and race. In general, though, a person suffering from diabetes is at greater risk for…
coronary heart disease
eye complications, such as glaucoma
neuropathy and degenerative nerve disease
peripheral artery disease and other circulation disorders
These alarming new numbers show how critical it is to change the course of type 2 diabetes, said Ann Albright, director of CDC's Division of Diabetes Translation, in an agency news release.
"Successful programs to improve lifestyle choices on healthy eating and physical activity must be made more widely available," said Albright, "because the stakes are too high and the personal toll too devastating to fail."
Are you diabetic—or are you worried you could become diabetic? What are you doing to keep from becoming one of the CDC's diabetes statistics? You'll find plenty of support here at Akea as you work to give yourself and your loved ones the best opportunity for a long, healthy life.
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