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Posted by: C_Sharp, Monday, November 25, 2013, 3:58am
1 in 8 Americans Has Diabetes: What’s Your Risk?

New in Personalized Living Webzine:

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One in eight Americans have been diagnosed with Type 2 Diabetes

Shocking? Indeed.

But even more staggering is the information released from a recent Harris poll that indicates that only 21% of Americans surveyed were well-versed on the disease—including one third of the participants who were diagnosed with the disease or have a parent, child, or sibling with type 2 diabetes.

Type 2 Diabetes has become one of the most common and fastest growing diseases.  

Posted by: aussielady582, Wednesday, November 27, 2013, 1:58am; Reply: 1
I wasn't able to open the above link, but thankyou.  It is alarming, I remember when I worked in a hospital, the gangrene of a patient's foot due to diabetes, this is end stage in some people.  Many people are pre-diabetic without knowing or giving it any thought. The vision/eyesight starts to go as well, so take care people. Prevention is easier than cure.
Posted by: Goldie, Wednesday, November 27, 2013, 11:28am; Reply: 2
The susceptibility to having diabetes is most alarming, when one realizes that the propensity to have it already at age 20- just as I did. (3 days after a bout of diarrhea - then it dissapeared again)

My having blood sugar spiked at age 20 might have worked on my psyche way sooner than later, yet I ignored the reality.  I did not ‘get’ it when my father and brother both became diabetic… the genetics had not sunk in by age 45.   Then at 55 reading in my BTD books that I am prone to it - was just the best confirmation of it- for my future. At least it made sense.

The way I found out that I am diabetic was after menopause, by getting leg pain, yet I had pain all over for 30 years before. Today I would say that people with fibro or other chronic -moving around- pain, all are most likely already (not yet) dealing with diabetes in future. dealing with nuropathy .. a sign for diabetes.

Then ‘if’ we followed the Diabetic panels in -early life- Swami, we might be able to change our life way earlier…  
Posted by: ruthiegirl, Wednesday, November 27, 2013, 7:33pm; Reply: 3
My mother was diagnosed with type II diabetes a few months before I was  tagged with "gestational diabetes." I started on a low-sugar, low GI diet when pregnant with my son, and never stopped (although the details of my diet shifted a lot during that time.) Knowing my grandfather died of diabetes, and now my mother had it, and then I was diagnosed (with a temporary sort, though I knew it indicated a risk factor for me) and I took it seriously from age 29 (or was I still 28 when I got the GD diagnosis?)
Posted by: shoulderblade, Thursday, November 28, 2013, 6:46pm; Reply: 4
In going through the list of risk fsctors it looks like pretty well everyone is at risk to some extent. Given that most of the factors are out of the individuals control (family history, age, race etc) all you can really do is concentrate on the parameters that you can influence and keep you head up.

I think with the ongoing obeseity epidemic it would be a good idea to have public education on the consequences of Diabetes so everyone has at least heard of the issue. :(
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