This report reveals trends in diabetes diagnosis and management through activity, medication, and diabetes supplies such as insulin pumps.
The Center for Disease Control and Prevention recently released the National Diabetes Statistics Report for 2014. Drawing on figures produced by the 2009-2012 National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, 2010-2012 National Health Interview Survey, and 2012 Indian Health Services data, as well as the 2012 U.S. Census, the CDC reports the estimated total number of people with diabetes is 29.1 million people (9.36% of the population). They estimate that another 8.1 million are undiagnosed.
The report breaks the numbers down by age group, type (1 or 2), and race/ethnicity. According to the report, 28.9 million Americans ages 20 or older are living with diabetes. Within that, 1.7 million new cases were reported from 2010-2012, with the 45-64 age range producing the most new cases (892,000) during that time. 90-95% of new adult cases are Type 2.
This report also addresses the statistics of prediabetes, a condition of high blood glucose or hemoglobin A1C levels. As of 2012, it is estimated that 86 million Americans aged 20+ have prediabetes. The ethnic distribution is just about equal within this age group, with non-Hispanic blacks being slightly more susceptible at 39% of cases.
Diabetes Management Recommendations
In its report, the CDC advises that diabetes can be managed by a healthy diet, regular exercise, and reducing risk factors such as smoking and high blood pressure. Taking diabetes medications can help treat diabetes as well. Educating oneself on the dangers and good self-care techniques is also necessary to stay healthy.
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