Extential Risk of Bad Diet in Americans and the world
More than 100 million U.S. adults are now living with diabetes or prediabetes, according to a new report
released today by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The report finds that as of 2015,
30.3 million Americans – 9.4 percent of the U.S. population –have diabetes. Another 84.1 million have
prediabetes, a condition that if not treated often leads to type 2 diabetes within five years...
Diabetes is a serious disease that can often be managed through physical activity, diet, and the appropriate
use of insulin and other medications to control blood sugar levels. People with diabetes are at increased
risk of serious health complications including premature death, vision loss, heart disease, stroke, kidney
failure, and amputation of toes, feet, or legs.
Given these numbers and the fact that diabetes costs about $14,000 per year to treat, what costs do we have
to look forward to?
$14,000 per year for 100,000,000 people by 2020.
That multiplies out to 1.4 trillion dollars per year.
The cost of Medicare and Medicaid will exceed the US budget by 2040. The US Department of Defense
considers this a threat to the military budget.
What is your solution?
Is this the subject that concerns either political party?
Right now, Trump wants a wall and the Democrats think that Global Climate Change is the big threat.
The other proposal by those on the left is to "make healthcare free." This means that the government will pay
for it...but "it" includes the $1.4 trillion per year over 40 years average or $56 Trillion.
Is this problem worse than the national debt of $21 Trillion?
Ad Council launches the first national public service advertising (PSA) campaign about prediabetes. These
humorous PSAs in English and Spanish encourage people to take a short online test at:
DoIHavePrediabetes.org to learn their risk.
The American Diabetes Association 2015 Standards for Care as well as the American Association of Clinical
Endocrinologists recognize diabetes self-management education (DSME) as an integral aspect of the care for
people with diabetes ,  in concert with pharmacotherapy that can involve multiple medications and
dosing algorithms . Nonetheless, recent studies estimate that among those newly diagnosed with
diabetes, less than 7% of individuals with private insurance  and less than 5% of those covered by
Medicare  actually participate in DSME. Thus, although the systematic review work by Norris and
colleagues ,  indicated that DSME resulted in clinical improvement, it appears to be an underutilized
element of diabetes care