New Statistics Highlight the Urgent Need for Prevention and Early Detection of Diabetes

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released the statistics that indicate an urgent need for prevention and early detection of diabetes currently almost twenty-six million adults and children in the United States are diabetics.

Statistics

According the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 26 million adults and children in the United States already has diabetes. One out of every three Americans is at a high risk for developing type 2 diabetes.

Statement from the American Diabetes Association

"We've seen that diabetes has been on the rise for quite a while, but the new data from the CDC is a real wake-up call. One in four Americans living with diabetes is still undiagnosed, highlighting how essential it is for Americans to know if they are at risk and take action, if needed," said Robert R. Henry, MD, President, Medicine & Science, American Diabetes Association. "Let's use these devastating new numbers as inspiration to work harder and stop diabetes in its tracks."

Conclusion

The sooner a person is tested for diabetes and diagnosed or put as a high-risk lifestyle changes must start immediately. The person who is at a high risk should begin an exercise program, change their eating habits and follow their doctor’s recommendations.

Source: http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/216041.php

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