Prevalence of Prediabetes Grows in the US
Today 86 million Americans suffer from pre-diabetes – 9 out of 10 do not even know it! Prediabetes is a serious health condition where the blood sugar levels are not high enough yet to be diagnosed with diabetes, but higher than the norm. During this phase diabetes is preventable providing the right treatment is in place.1 But how could anyone prevent a disease that those affected are not even aware of?!
The new Gallup-Sharecare report the Face of Diabetes in the US shows that a lot of Americans with prediabetes don`t get preventative treatment, which means their disease will inevitably turn into diabetes. 2016, the prevalence of diabetes in the U.S. climbed to a new high of 11.6 % compared to the 10.6 % in 2008. If there would have been successful preventative care in place to hold the diabetes rate at the level from 2008, 2.5 million fewer Americans would suffer from diabetes today.2
Ignorance is no defense! Getting yourself tested today to become the person in charge for your health!
While still in the phase of pre-diabetes you`ll have a chance to prevent diabetes by adjusting a healthy lifestyle.
Lower your risk by following the recommendations:
- “Lose a modest amount of weight and get regular physical activity, and your risk goes down. Modest weight loss means 5% to 7% of body weight, just 10 to 14 pounds for a 200-pound person.
- Regular physical activity means getting at least 150 minutes a week of brisk walking or similar activity. That’s just 30 minutes a day, five days a week. “1
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(1) National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion. The Surprising Truth About Prediabetes. https:// www.cdc.gov / features/ diabetesprevention/ index.html.
(2) Gallup – Sharecare. The Face of Diabetes in the United States.