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Still to come: types on type 2 diabetes prevention

Posted Sep 20 2010 12:30pm

A rapidly growing problem in the USA is type 2 diabetes.  The problem is currently out of control.  The number that will be of specific concern is the 57 million people who are "pre-diabetic".  This means they don't have diabetes, but eventually will.  So what can be done?  That is the question I am asking myself right now.  So I am going to look at some positive ways to help prevent diabetes from coming on.

Currently what I have found is the average type 2 diabetic can expect to pay a minimum of $40,000 out of their own pocket over 30 years.  The highest out of pocket I saw was $10,000 per year.  Diabetes is the 7th leading cause of death in the USA.  The risk of stroke is 2-4 times higher in diabetics than none diabetics.  Add that all together with the risk of losing limbs, high blood pressure, and blindness this is a disease that should be prevented in as many cases as possible.

I will start formulating ideas about how to prevent this disease from setting in.

Thank you to:   http://www.diabetes.org/diabetes-basics/diabetes-statistics/  for the statistics.

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