Well here’s some alarming news just released by the CDC, they estimate that by 2050 1 in 3 Americans will have Type 2 Diabetes. That’s an amazing increase from our already ridiculous 1 in 10 today. We can make a difference because:
“Right now, about 60 million people in the United States have pre-diabetes — a stage of insulin resistance before full-blown diabetes. If these people don’t change their exercise and eating habits now, they will develop diabetes in the next three to six years, Albright said”
Its a lifestyle issue that we need to take seriously. Solving this problem will take a comprehensive approach including education, screenings, lifestyle modifications and community modifications. Programs like The Prevention Plan can play a significant role in helping individuals stay healthy or reduce the risk for those that fall into the risk category. More to come about this specific issue when I discuss the recent study released in the Journal of Population Health Management in an upcoming post.
Here’s a link to the story http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/39798848/ns/health-diabetes/