By rankearl Latest Reply 2010-03-07 14:06:38 -0600
Started 2010-03-05 13:39:33 -0600

i just read in a ada site that 7.8 percent of the population in the usa is diabetic we are not alone are we

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alanbossman 2010-03-06 21:57:43 -0600 Report

Yeah Harlen good idea we should put you in charge of this up rise. Maybe if we were all one voice we could change some things on how most people think about people who have diabetes and think its our fault, we have diabetes because we ate all the wrong food ( like they eat all the right stuff lol)

dj7110 2010-03-05 22:25:55 -0600 Report

testing for it should be a routine thing here in the US. It's a shame that too many times it's never discovered untill after complications set in from diabetis.The earliest it's detected the better. David

Harlen 2010-03-05 14:56:02 -0600 Report

Not even close theres a lot of us
Lets take over lol

Richard157 2010-03-05 21:33:31 -0600 Report

A Diabetics mob, Harlen? What would happen if we all had hypos at the same time? Where would we end up? LOL!

traceyj 2010-03-06 05:06:51 -0600 Report

And let's not forget the rest of the world - masses of diabetics downunder!

rankearl 2010-03-06 09:48:55 -0600 Report

no i am reallly serious maybe we could help with the healthcare reform any ideas?? it really is needed ((HUGS)) julie

MAYS 2010-03-05 14:14:53 -0600 Report

Those figures are not very accurate, they may actually be much higher, too many other factors and medical conditions have to be taken into consideration such as patients who have been diagnosed with ailments such as kidney disease, heart disese etc, then factor in those caused by diabetes and factor out those who are not.
A tricky process, but doable by all means.

Richard157 2010-03-05 17:03:55 -0600 Report

The 2007 report on the US stated 24 million diabetics, at that time. I am sure there are more in 2010 but it is still a reasonably accurate figure.

Dr Oz, on Oprah's show, said there are 80 million people in the US who are diabetics or ON THE VERGE of being diabetics. Some people thought hs said there are 80 million who are actually diabetics. That was not the case.

Richard157 2010-03-05 13:52:00 -0600 Report

There are approximately 24 million diabetics in the US at the present time. More than 5 million of them are undiagnosed. So there are 19 million who ARE diagnosed. Estimates of that nature are difficult to make. I wonder how accurate they really are?

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