The number of individuals affected by diabetes is growing at an alarming rate. New trends in the United States prove that diabetes may be one of the most common diseases in less than 40 years.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, diabetes has grown higher than ever before. More than 1 in 10 Americans has diabetes, and close to another 4 in 10 have symptoms that could lead to diabetes in the near future.
Although more individuals are affected with diabetes now than before, some experts are not too worried. The disease has become much more easy to manage, and people with diabetes understand what needs to be done to maintain a healthy lifestyle.
Experts explain that failure to manage diabetes is when it becomes most dangerous, but with the increased awareness and screening tests to help diagnose diabetes early, much of that danger is gone.
Also, many people understand that family history is a large risk factor for diabetes. With that in mind, those people with higher risk factors are watching for additional symptoms more closely to catch the disease as early as possible.