Diabetes at an All-Time High in America

Staff Reports

Today in America diabetes is at an all-time high with 9.3% of the population having diabetes. Which means 1.4 million Americans are diagnosed with type two or type one diabetes every year. Into 2012 alone 208,000 Americans under 20 were affected by diabetes. Some people might think diabetes is hereditary but There are various stages of diabetes. The first being type two diabetes which is a chronic condition that affects the way the body processes blood sugar. The second is type one diabetes which is also a chronic condition where the pancreas produces little to no insulin. And the third is prediabetes which happens when the blood sugar istoo high. And the fourth stage is gestational diabetes this is a form of diabetes that affects pregnant women specifically.

If diabetes is left untreated it will lead to heart disease impaired kidney function blindness loss of feeling in the affected lambs and even death. In 2017 Diabetes is the seventh leading cause of death in the US. I’ve found that there’s a huge portion of Americans aren’t taking care of the diabetes like they should. It’s time to take diabetes as serious as statistics show. Being proactive and slowing down or reversing or managing the effects of diabetes is important and can be done through exercise healthy dieting and proper use of medication.

Foods that help slow down glucose (blood sugar) absorption is vegetables, berries , avocados and nuts. Reversing diabetes is possible and can be done when consulted by a doctor.