That is so true! Based on a report published by Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in Nov 2014 there are 86 million adults (increased 7 Million from 2013) in the U.S. have prediabetes, around 90 percent don’t know it!
People with pre-diabetes have blood sugar levels that are abnormally high, but not high enough to be classified as diabetes. According to CDC Prediabetes puts people at increased risk for developing type 2 diabetes; about 15 to 30 percent of people with prediabetes who don’t take steps to reduce their risk will progress to type 2 diabetes in the following five years.
This is not very welcoming news for me. I assume most of us who are reading this.
According to 2006 and 2007 survey from CDC 7% of the people knew that they are prediabetes. The survey was conducted again in 2009 and 2010. This time around 11% know that they have the condition. So a mere 4% increase in awareness in a 4 years. Another interesting fact is that women are more likely not notice this prediabetes than men (9.9% – 6.6%). Also the level of education is played a big role to the knowing that they are prediabetic. i.e., 4.9% of people who dropped out of High School knew that they are prediabetic compared to 8.7% who are High School Graduate or more education.
It seem that people taking medication for High blood pressure and or high cholesterol knew that they have a prediabetes when compared with those who are not taking the medication.
The best part is we can take steps now to lower the blood sugar levels. Learn about the characteristics and symptoms will help you cope up with the prediabetes condition upfront.
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