Diabetes on the rise with an estimated 26 million in US with the disease

Diabetes on the rise with an estimated 26 million in US with the disease

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(Best Syndication News) - The US Centers for Disease Control (CDC) said that there are almost 26 million people living with diabetes in nation. There are around 79 million adults in the US that have been diagnosed with prediabetes.

There are around 8.3 percent of all ages of Americans diagnosed with diabetes and 11.3 percent of the adult population over the age of 20. There are around 7 million adults that are not aware that they have the disease. In 2010, around 1.9 million Americans were diagnosed with diabetes.

In 2008, there was around 23.6 million in the US with diabetes and 57 million had prediabetes. The CDC give reasons for the increased numbers people with diabetes in the US. They say that more people are getting diabetes and people are living longer with the disease. Diabetes patients are better at managing the disease. There is also Hemoglobin A1c blood test that could have changed the overall numbers.

Part of the Affordable Care Act requires that the CDC work with the National Diabetes Prevention Program to help reduce the risk for developing type 2 diabetes.

The CDC had a study conducted last year the predicted that 1 out of 3 US adults could be have diabetes by 2050 if the current health trends continue. For more information about diabetes prevention and information visit the government's website at www.cdc.gov/diabetes.

BY: N Wilson

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