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Diabetes in the United States: Regional Prevalence and Possible Causes

DIABETES IN THE UNITED STATES Regional Prevalence and Possible Causes DIABETES MELLITUS, better known as simply "DIABETES" is a metabolic condition characterized by abnormally high blood sugar levels. Once regarded as a relatively rare disorder, diabetes today is considered by many doctors, healthcare professionals and other medical authorities as a health emergency. Interestingly, diabetes impacts a higher % of the U.S. population in certain regions and geographical areas For Type 2 diabetes, the ten states with the highest rates are al| located in the South THE 7 STATES WITH THE MOST EXCESSIVE DIABETES RATES ARE AS FOLLOWS: The Appalachian region, excluding northern states Alabama 13.8% The "DEEP SOUTH" Pennsylvania, New York and Ohio, also suffers from above West Virginia 13.0% Mississippi South Carolina 12.5% including the Gulf States plus Georgia and South Carolina, has the highest concentration of diabetes patients in all the United States. 12.9% -average rates of diabetes in adults and children Tennessee 12.2% Louisiana 11.6% Arkansas 11.5% It's estimated that over 29 million Americans have diabetes today, and approximately 80 million have pre-diabetes. In the United States, diabetes rates have increased nearly twofold in a mere generation. For instance, one study tracked diabetes rates from 1988 to 2010. In that 22-year span, diabetes went from 5.5% to 9.3%. 1988 2010 For U.S. teens and kids under the age of 19, the past decade (2000 - 2010) witnessed over Over 2 million U.S. teenagers (ages 12 to 20) have Over a quarter-million children (ages 2 to 20) are afflicted with diabetes pre-diabetes 30% more cases of Type 2 diabetes. While most common in adults, diabetes also influences the health of teens, juveniles and even toddlers According to the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Over 80% of people with diabetes are considered obese, (CDC), it is estimated that roughly one in every three U.S. adults could have diabetes by 2050 morbidly obese or overweight Diabetes is a serious healthcare issue From a morbidity across the United States. For U.S. perspective, U.S. adults with adults, annual medical emergencies involving diabetes exceeds 300,000 diabetes have a Untreated diabetes can result in 50% HIGHER blindness, kidney failure, stroke, limb amputations and chronic heart disease cases RISK OF DEATH Aside from the lifestyle changes (diet, exercise, sleep, etc.) that can lessen the symptoms of diabetes, one way to be prepared for diabetic medical emergencies is the use of MEDICAL ID JEWELRY Should a diabetes-related emergency occur with or impaired ability to communicate, an ID bracelet will notify EMT technicians, nurses and other first responders of the patient's condition. This critical data includes, but is not entirely limited to: Primary Medications that cause Relevant medical history Specific type of diabetes Detailed care and steps for physician allergic reactions more care contact information N-Style ID offers a complete line of medical ID jewelry, including bracelets, charms, necklaces, bangles, dog tags and much more. For more information about products, customization and prices, please call (877) 445-0030, or visit N-STYLEID.COM N-StyleID

Diabetes in the United States: Regional Prevalence and Possible Causes

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Diabetes mellitus, better known as simply “diabetes,” is a metabolic condition characterized by abnormally high blood sugar levels. Once regarded as a relatively rare disorder, diabetes today is c...

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