Type 2 Diabetes – How About These Diabetes Stats?

We all hear talk about diabetes in the news, or from people we know. It seems like so many more people are being diagnosed with diabetes these days. Type 2 diabetes is largely based on genetics and lifestyle factors, and the disease can actually be reversed in so many people by making healthy lifestyle choices. For instance:

 

  • eating a diet high in whole foods and limited processed foods,
  • along with the addition of regular exercise

 

can really change the life of a person who has been diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes.

However, its important to know the statistics about Type 2 diabetes and how it is affecting our culture as a whole.

A whopping 25.8 million children and adults in the United States have Type 2 diabetes. This is 8.3% of the population. Out of that, 18.8 million people are diagnosed… while 7 million people remain undiagnosed. Obviously, this is a dangerous situation for people who don’t know they have this serious health issue and aren’t getting treatment for it. These people can end up going into a coma due to fluctuating blood sugar levels. It can also cause them to have life-threatening complications like stroke and heart disease.

 

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