CDC estimates 1 in 3 Americans will have Type 2 Diabetes by 2050


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/

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About Fred Goldstein

President and Founder of Accountable Health, LLC. My background includes over 25 years of health care experience in hospital administration, health plan management, disease management and population health.
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