Almost 26 million Americans now have diabetes. These estimates come from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and are based on diagnosed and estimates of undiagnosed cases. The CDC estimates that almost 80 million are pre-diabetic. This trend will lead to 1 in every 3 Americans having diabetes by 2050. Diabetes is a major cause of heart disease and stroke, and cost American’s $174 billion in 2007.
PositiveTip: Regular exercise, ideal weight, and a careful diet all help prevent and manage this disease.