With obesity levels being at an all-time high, the epidemic of type 2 diabetes is growing at an alarming rate, and will only get worse.
More people than ever have diabetes. More people than ever are at risk of Type 2 diabetes. There are almost 3.7 million people who have been diagnosed with diabetes in the UK. If nothing changes, more than five million people will have diabetes in the UK by 2025.
Diabetes is increasing at an alarming rate in the United States. According to the CDCís (Centers for Disease Control) National Diabetes Statistics Report for 2017 cases of diabetes have risen to an estimated 30.3 million.
Not knowing is the worst because the risks of untreated diabetes puts us at risk of complications including but not limited to blindness, amputations and ultimately death.
The stickler is, that type 2 diabetes is almost completely preventable. Doctorís say eat less, eat better and exercise. The numbers show just how many Americans are currently overweight.
Statistically, people are now living longer, and it has been on the rise for years. But this will not continue if type 2 diabetes is not put under control.
We are a gluttonous society and ultimately it is affecting how we live and how long we live.
And unfortunately, the diabetes epidemic is not just a US problem. It is spreading worldwide with epidemic reports in Asia, the Middle East and the Caribbean.
It is estimated that by 2025, the number of diabetics worldwide will rise to 380 million. And diabetes is now affecting more of the young and middle-aged population in developing countries between the ages of 40 and 59.