Diabetes epidemic declared in New York City
Other cities all over the world to follow…
Sadly people all over the world are still not taking the diabetes epidemic seriously.
“In the wake of the obesity epidemic, we’ve got a diabetes epidemic. Diabetes is linked to our epidemic of obesity, and like obesity, it can be prevented. I expect it to continue to rise as long as obesity rates continue to rise”
Health Commissioner Thomas Farley.
People eating the Standard American Diet (SAD) are getting diabetes at rapid rates everywhere – from New York City to India to China to New Zealand to Australia to Europe.
The New York Health Department has announced the latest death rates:
- 5,695 people died from diabetes and related causes in 2011
- This is one death every 90 minutes
- This is 16 deaths every day
- In 1990, the portion of all city deaths linked to diabetes was 6%
- In 2011, the portion of all city deaths linked to diabetes was 11%
- There are 650,000 New Yorkers now with diabetes
- This is 200,000 people higher than in 2002
As reported by The New York Daily News and AFP on June 10, 2013.