Nearly 50% of American adults (rates will be similar in many other Western countries like NZ), have either pre-diabetes or diabetes, raising their risk of heart attacks, blindness, amputations and cancer...
The latest 2014 Federal health statistics show:
- 12.3% of Americans 20 and older have diabetes
- Another 37% have pre-diabetes
- It was 27% a decade ago
Study analysis of 16 studies on almost 900,000 people worldwide, as published in the Sept/Oct 2014 issue of the journal Diabetologia. As reported on September 15, 2014 by USA Today.