Diabetes Is On The Rise

Diabetes is on the rise according to a study from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). This is not surprising since most people in the West continue to be overweight, lack exercise and by enlarge eat the wrong diet.

Furthermore the onset of diabetes, if not immediately controlled, can lead to many years of  insulin injections and also a host of other diseases such as kidney failure.

“The report shows that between 1995 and 2000 the prevalence of diagnosed diabetes in all states of the US, plus the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico, increased by 50% or more in 42 states, and by 100% in 18 states.

Ann Albright, director of CDC’s Division of Diabetes Translation, says in a press statement that in 1995, there were only three states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico, where 6 out of 100 people or more had been diagnosed with diabetes.

“By 2010, all 50 states had a prevalence of more than 6%”, she adds.

By region, the largest increases are in the South, followed by the West, Midwest and Northeast, says report first author Linda Geiss.

The states showing the largest increases are Oklahoma (226%), Kentucky (158%), Georgia (145%), Alabama (140%), and Washington (135%).

The report shows that in 2010, six states plus Puerto Rico have a diagnosed diabetes rate of at least 10 adults in 100. The six states, all in the South and Appalachia, are Alabama, Mississippi, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas and West Virginia.

“These data also reinforce findings from previous studies, which indicate that the prevalence of diagnosed diabetes is highest in the southern and Appalachian states,” adds Geiss.

The states with the lowest diabetes rates in 2010, that is between 6.0 and 6.9%, are Alaska, Colorado, Connecticut, Iowa, Minnesota, Montana, North Dakota, Oregon, South Dakota, Wisconsin, Vermont and Wyoming.”

It is interesting to note that the report also says that :-

“”These rates will continue to increase until effective interventions and policies are implemented to prevent both diabetes and obesity.”

One wonders whether there is a real passion in the medical profession to prevent diabetes. After all once a patient has been diagnosed with diabetes, that person is worth many thousands of dollars to the medical profession over the lifetime of that patient. Diabetes is on the rise but do a search on the internet for diabetic treatments and prevention and you will find that there are real testimonials of people having cured themselves of diabetes even though mainstream consensus is that diabetes is incurable.

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