Maybe Some Good News on the Diabetic Epidemic

By GabbyPA Latest Reply 2014-10-30 12:50:07 -0500
Started 2014-09-29 06:58:25 -0500

" Data suggest a doubling of the incidence and prevalence of diabetes during 1990-2008, and a plateauing between 2008-2012.
There appears however to be continued increases in the prevalence or incidence of diabetes among subgroups, including non-Hispanic black and Hispanic subpopulations."

The whole article is here:

This is not to say it is declining. But that it seems to have leveled off. Still from 1990 when it was 3.2 people of 1000 and rose to 8.8 people of 1000 by 2008. Now it seems to have leveled off at 7.1 people of 1000 in 2012.

They explain that the decrease may be due to the slowing obesity in our country and maybe that fact that populations that may struggle with it more are not getting the healthcare they need to diagnose or treat it.

It's kind of mixed bag article, and I believe they are missing many points that could be made, but at least the incidents of diabetes seems to have stopped climbing.

7 replies

TsalagiLenape 2014-10-02 16:38:06 -0500 Report

Well that is good. The more knowledge people learn taking control of the health and having a better life is the key factors. Before it was don't go to the hospital unless your hurt or sick really bad. Yet with shows like the Biggest Loser and etc. its' helping people overall to do something positive with the health and lives. So in a nutshell is that its' all good! :)

JoleneAL 2014-10-01 13:41:36 -0500 Report

I read an article years ago after I was first diagnosed about when tribes were found in jungle areas of South America or Africa and once they were subjected to the food provided by the UN, they started getting sick and many developed diabetes.

GabbyPA 2014-10-01 18:46:11 -0500 Report

Many countries once introduced to a "western diet" end up with lots of diseases that are new to them.

Michael_1960 2014-09-29 20:51:05 -0500 Report

They need to remove fructose corn syrup, sugars, and sugar alcohol from most foods and leave the foods in their natural state.

LRD 2014-10-30 12:50:07 -0500 Report

I agree with you. We have been hooked on sugar for too long. Even my daughter only gives her children water or milk and no sweets. I started my daughter off with soft drinks and candy. Bad idea, I am sorry to say. Found I had diabeties in my 30s. Hope everyone is paying attention to their diets. Linda

theladyiscrazy 2014-09-29 07:26:10 -0500 Report

Could also be there has been a huge movement to get away from prepackaged foods and to return to a more "whole food" mentality. I am sure there are multiple reasons, not just one.

GabbyPA 2014-09-29 07:32:50 -0500 Report

I am sure that has helped with the obesity epidemic as well. The removal of HFC from many foods due to consumer pressure. There are many positive things that may be turning it around. Their research will only be as limited as their thinking. Unfortunately, I think many researchers are limited in their thinking.

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