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The Diabetes Epidemic

The disease, for which there is currently no cure, exacts a tremendous toll on patients, their families, and society. Diabetes, even when carefully controlled with conventional therapies, negatively impacts both the lifespan and quality of life for millions of people. The International Diabetes Federation, or IDF, estimates that in 2015 approximately 415 million people had diabetes worldwide and that by 2040, this will increase to 642 million people worldwide. In the United States, more than 29 million people, or approximately 9% of the U.S. population, suffer from diabetes, and 86 million are living with prediabetes, a serious health condition that increases a person’s risk of type 2 diabetes and other chronic diseases, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. According to the American Diabetes Association, the total costs of diagnosed diabetes in the U.S. rose dramatically from $174 billion in 2007 to $245 billion in 2012. This includes $176 billion in direct medical costs and $69 billion in reduced productivity. Of the total population with diabetes, approximately 5%, or almost 1.5 million people in the U.S., have type 1 diabetes (T1D). In 2010, it was esti Continue reading >>

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  1. don0716

    im 37 got dx at 36 my endo told me today the diabetes will kill me but its up to me when , but he also told me that if i lose some pounds i can come off the meds so i dont understand ,is diabetes a for sure death sentence.

  2. Lloyd

    If you take care of managing your diabetes, you can have a long, and happy life. If you ignore diabetes, it is liable to get unpleasant.

  3. Subby

    Nobody can say, including your endo. If they really said it that bluntly and provided no further qualification that a long and fruitful life is possible given good management: this sounds like either a questionable patient manner, or a conscious attempt to frighten or disturb you into compliance.
    Some people might think the idea of diabetes being a 'death sentence' either short or long, is a valuable concept to keep them motivated. Others might find it's a mindset that doesn't help them with motivation. If you found this exchange more disheartening than motivating, maybe this is not the doctor for you.

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