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Cdc: Millions Of Americans Unknowingly Have Prediabetes

CHICAGO (CBS) — Tens of millions of Americans unknowingly have prediabetes, according to a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The CDC says more than 100 million adults in the United States are now living with diabetes or prediabetes, which is a version of the disease that can develop into type 2 diabetes if left alone. Nearly 90 percent of those with the condition are unaware of it, according to the CDC. “The numbers go up each year,” said Dr. Brain Layden, chief of endocrinology at University of Illinois at Chicago. “It’s probably the biggest crisis in our country right now.” However, Dr. Layden says a simple blood draw can help slow the trend, along with proper diet and exercise. Such habits are instilled at Camp PowerUp, a local week-long camp for youth who are at risk for developing type 2 diabetes. The program reinforces healthy eating and living in an effort to stop diabetes from impacting another generation. “I’ve been starting to eat healthier ever since I’ve started taking those classes,” said Mykayla Mays, a 10-year-old attending Camp PowerUp. The American Diabetes Association is hoping programs such as this can help future Continue reading >>

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  1. Jaclyn

    potato chips?

    I was wondering if someone could tell me why potato chips are bad for diabetics? Is it bad in a "it effects your bg level" or bad becasue some T2 need to lose weight? I miss chips so much lol Ive eaten the baked tostitos latly with salsa and it hasnt seemed to have any effect on me. Just wondering if anyone eats them beside trying to stay away from them to lose weight?
    Jaclyn

  2. Jill

    Jaclyn, I *think* regular chips are bad b/c the combo of the high fat and simple carbs contributes to crappy absorbtion thus leading to crazy sugars. Again, you are so diligent about exercising and watching what you eat, that if you wanted a serving or 2 of chips every so often it won't be the end of the world. I'm a big believer in not denying yourself EVERYTHING or one day you will freak out and eat everything in sight. At least that is how I have always operated. I have to indulge a little each week to stay on track.

  3. tlenz

    Originally Posted by confused
    I was wondering if someone could tell me why potato chips are bad for diabetics? Is it bad in a "it effects your bg level" or bad becasue some T2 need to lose weight? I miss chips so much lol Ive eaten the baked tostitos latly with salsa and it hasnt seemed to have any effect on me. Just wondering if anyone eats them beside trying to stay away from them to lose weight?
    Jaclyn
    Jaclyn I eat potato chips but I count them as a carb. I don't always eat all the carbs for one meal so I transfer some to my next. I'm not a big carb eater. I like the regular tostitos because I find the baked ones taste gross

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