CDC Shows Rise In Diabetes, 24 Million Americans Suffering

June 25, 2008

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has come out and stated that there is a big spike in diabetes in the U.S. as 8% of the U.S. population or 24 million Americans suffer from the disease..Boston (ChattahBox) – The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has come out and stated that there is a big spike in diabetes in the U.S. as 8% of the U.S. population or 24 million Americans suffer from the disease.

The CDC has come out with these figures based on 2007 data.

Comparing the data to two years ago, there are now about 3 million more Americans suffering from diabetes.

On top of that, 57 million Americans are considered to have pre-diabetes.

The rise in diabetes impacted all age groups, as well as men and women.

The elderly were hit the ahrdest though. Currently, 25% of the population of people 60-years old and up suffer from diabetes.

It is the seventh leading cause of death in the U.S., and can lead to heart disease, kidney failure, etc.


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