Diabetes is a increasingly frequent disease in the United States.
The Centers for Disease Control currently estimate that one in 10 Americans have diabetes currently. This amounts to 24 million Americans.
Now a new article that was published by the journal Population Health Metrics is estimating that by the year 2050, one in three Americans could be diabetic if the current trends continue.
As most of my readers know, diabetes is a disorder of the body's blood sugar. In diabetes, the body cannot regulate the sugar level and blood sugar levels go up. Long-term elevated sugar levels lead to increasing damage to many organs from the eyes to the kidneys to the nerves. Diabetics often die of one of the complications of this chronically elevated blood sugar.