The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has announced the alarming results of research that shows more than 100 million US adults are living with diabetes or are somewhere in the "prediabetes" spectrum.
According to the report, as of 2015, a whopping 30.3 million Americans are diabetic and another 84.1 million have prediabetes, a condition that typically leads to type 2 diabetes within five years.
Deemed the seventh leading cause of death in the US, the disease incites a wide range of complications, including blindness, heart disease, stroke, kidney failure and the amputation of fingers, toes and whole limbs.Released every two years, the report doesn’t exactly paint a happy picture of America’s health.
In 2015 alone, an estimated 1.5 million new diabetes cases were diagnosed in people aged 18 and older. Even more shocking, many were completely unaware of their condition.
"Nearly one in four adults living with diabetes – 7.2 million Americans – didn’t know they had the condition," the report noted.The only good news that came out of the study was that despite the scary statistics, cases weren’t turning up as often as prior research suggested....MORE