Wednesday

Diabetes In The US Is Worse Than We Know

About half of us in the US either have diabetes or "pre diabetes", and almost a quarter of that number don't even know they have it. Most of this is due type 2 diabetes (previously known as "adult onset" diabetes), which can often be a consequence of us eating too much sugary stuff, being overweight and largely immobile.

It's not just a problem in the US these days, but we seem to be pushing the envelope, so to speak. It's a rather insidious condition, and can result in things like blindness, circulatory issues (which can lead to lower extremity amputations) and several other nasty things.

The smart money says get checked out - and if you have it, work with your doctor to do something about it. It can be managed to minimize the damage, and in some type 2 cases it can even be reversed.



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