What is Diabetes? In general, people think of it as “high sugar in the blood” which is true, but it is much more than that. It is a disease of complications unless treated optimally. Early diagnosis is key. In this article, I will explain how big medical organizations have failed to contain this true pandemic of our times, which is getting worse with the passage of time. Please learn the facts. Then, educate yourself and your loved ones to prevent it or have early diagnosis and institute proper treatment.
What Exactly is Diabetes Mellitus?
The correct medical term is Diabetes Mellitus. It is a progressive disease and usual ends up with horrendous complications such as heart attack, stroke, dementia, erectile dysfunction, leg amputation, kidney failure and blindness. All these complications lead to a poor quality of life. Unfortunately, it remains undiagnosed in a large number of patients. Why? Because it does not cause any specific symptoms for many years in more than 95% of patients. By the time it is diagnosed, many patients have already developed complications.
Prevalence Of Diabetes Mellitus
According to the CDC (Center For Disease Control and Prevention), 34.2 million Americans are diabetics, which is 10.5% of the US population.1 Compare it to only 1.6 million diabetics in 1958 which was just 0.93% of the population.2
In other words, the number of diabetics has increased from less than 1% to more than 10% of the population in the US over a period of 62 years. Now 1 in 10 Americans have diabetes, one in 5 don’t even know they have it. The situation is even worse in terms of prediabetes: 88 million Americans – more than 1 in 3 – have prediabetes. Sadly, more than 8 in 10 Americans don’t know they have prediabetes.3
Obviously there has been an exponential rise in the cases despite billions of dollars spent by the CDC, NIH ( National Institute of Health) and ADA (American Diabetes Association.)
The number of diabetics around the world continue to increase as well, despite efforts by the WHO and other local government agencies. In 2019, diabetic cases around the world were estimated to be 463 million people. It is interesting to note that the prevalence is higher in high-income (10.4%) than low-income countries (4.0%). Additionally, one in two (50.1%) people do not even know that they have diabetes.4
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