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Diabetes On The Rise

According to a new report out by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Diabetes in America could double or triple in cases over the next 40 years. It is reported that by 2050 one in three adults will have the disease, and primarily type 2 diabetes.
More and more people are contracting diabetes due to the way they are treating their bodies. Obesity has become a huge problem (no pun intended) in America.
There is also the fact that people are living longer with diabetes by staying compliant with their medications and having more control over their blood sugar levels. Doctors can also diagnose diabetes earlier on. The increasing number of overweight Americans has become a contributing factor to the rise of type 2 diabetes.
With side effects such as kidney failure, amputations, strokes, heart attacks, etc.. It is important to do everything you can to avoid getting this disease. Prevention is of course the best option, but if you already have diabetes the best thing to do is take your medication on time, and work on eating healthy and staying fit.