Diabetes Is Out Of Control!
According to the Centers for Disease Control*, one out of every three children born in the United States the year 2000 will develop adult-onset diabetes. The CDC blames the epidemic of obesity as the primary culprit for this unprecedented national health problem In addition, the trend suggests that females and minorities are at the greatest risk.
Obesity in the United States is at an all-time high, and is now considered the #1 health threat in America. Adult-onset diabetes, also known as Type II diabetes, carries with it a myriad of health complications, many of which are life-threatening. Losing weight, regular exercise, and maintaining a healthy weight are the best ways to prevent the development of adult-onset diabetes. For individuals who have already developed diabetes, in many cases just losing a few pounds can often have a major positive impact on controlling the disease.
*Source: Centers for Disease Control, www.cdc.gov 2003 report, “Preventing Diabetes and its Complications”