Close to 50% of all adults in America have type 2 diabetes or prediabetes, as new researches recently discovered. Up to 14 % of adults had clinically diagnosed or undiscovered type two diabetes in 2011-2012, and about 38 % had clinically diagnosed or undiscovered prediabetes, the scientists revealed. Prediabetes is determined as having raised glucose levels that are not high enough to be diagnosed as full-blown diabetic problems, according to the doctors.
Prediabetes places people at danger of having diabetic issues later on. About 1/3 of those people in America that have type 2 diabetes do not know that they have this medical problem, and the majority of individuals with prediabetes are unacquainted with their situation, according to the most recent studies. For those adults, the results must become a wake-up call to receive proper treatment and make changes in their way of life that include reducing weight and becoming more active.
Diabetic issues can be handled quite well by the sufferers, but only if the problem is diagnosed at the right time. The healthcare community has to be aware of the fact that there is a very high level of undiscovered diabetes in the American population.
Type 2 diabetes has its causes in people being overweight, with poor dietary habits and a sedentary lifestyle. This new review has been released on September 8 in Journal of the American Medical Association.
For this research, the scientists approximated the occurrence and risks of type 2 diabetes and undiscovered diabetes by using information from American. National Health or nutrition evaluation studies.
According to the research, of the more than 14 % of adults suffering from type two diabetes, around 8 % have been clinically diagnosed as having the condition and a little over 5 % had undiagnosed diabetes. Besides that, 39 % of American adults had prediabetes and more than 35 % remained undiagnosed, this increasing future problems both for the adult and young US population in the next decades.
Now this indicates that the stabilization in the level of obesity among US residents that has happened since 2000 could be linked to a level off in the occurrence of diabetic issues, starting in 2010.
Changes in social behavior toward being overweight, changes in nutritional plans, execution of ways to recognize individuals at risk for developing type 2 diabetes and assistance for lifestyle change could be the start of having an impact on the twin outbreaks of being overweight and suffering of diabetic problems. Even if improvement in the health of the general population have been made in the last years, extended and continual initiatives will be required to deal with such pressing medical issues.
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