Diabetes now in 1 in 8 Americans in 2013

Diabetes now in 1 in 8 Americans in 2013

I have predicted this for years though in an instance like this it is very sad being right about it – just look at the staggering numbers.

“Type II diabetes has become one of the most common and fastest growing diseases.  Fully one in eight adults - approximately 29 million people - now report that they have been diagnosed with this dangerous condition”
Harris Poll Chairman, Humphrey Taylor.

The 2013 Harris Interactive/HealthDay poll suggests:

  • One in eight Americans has been diagnosed with type II diabetes
  • More than one third of those polled have been diagnosed with diabetes or have a parent, sibling, spouse or child with the condition

People need to be aware that stroke is another disease caused by diabetes that can be prevented. The idea of having a stroke might motivate them to change their lifestyle”
Nancy Copperman, director of Public Health Initiatives at North Shore-LIJ Health System in Great Neck, N.Y.

As reported by WebMD News from HealthDay News on Wednesday February 20, 2013.

Posted: Thursday 19 September 2013