Diabetes population in USA has been increased by 15 percent in last two years. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that the current number of diabetes patients shot up around 24 million. The center also reports that majority of the patients suffer from type 2 diabetes.
It is worthwhile to note that around 8 percent of the diabetic population suffer from type 2 diabetes which is caused by lifestyle factors like obesity and sedentary living.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has shown the results from a collection of data in year 2007.
A quarter of people ages 60 and older had diabetes, the agency said. The number of people worldwide with diabetes will double to 366 million by 2030. The World Health Organization, calls the disease an epidemic.
Most people with diabetes have resistance to insulin, which the body uses to convert blood sugar to energy. The C.D.C. report was its first update of the prevalence of diabetes since 2005, when it reported that about 21 million Americans had the disease.
Source: The New York Times