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The Diabetes Epidemic

In the USA obesity levels are at an all time high. The incidence of type 2 diabetes is growing at an alarming rate. It is only getting worse.

According to the 2014 National Diabetes Statistics Report, 29.1 million people have diabetes. That’s 9.3% of the population.

Another 8.1 million people are estimated to be undiagnosed. That means 27.8% of people with diabetes have not been diagnosed.

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And another whopping 12 million are on their way to type 2 diabetes because of impaired glucose levels.

The risks of untreated diabetes are complications including but not limited to blindness, amputations and ultimately death.

The stickler is, that type 2 diabetes is almost completely preventable. Doctor’s say eat less, eat better and exercise. The numbers show just how many Americans are currently overweight.

Type 2 Diabetes can almost always be reversed.

Statistically, people are now living longer, and it has been on the rise for years. But this will not continue if type 2 diabetes is not put under control.

We are a gluttonous society and ultimately it is affecting how we live and how long we live.

And unfortunately, the diabetes epidemic is not just a US problem. It is spreading worldwide with epidemic reports in Asia, the Middle East and the Caribbean.

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