A government report released Tuesday reports that almost one third of the population–approximately 100 million people–now have diabetes or pre-diabetes.
Of that number, 30.3 million have diabetes itself (only 23.1 are diagnosed) and 84.1 million have pre-diabetes, most of whom have no idea they have the condition.
This latest report from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s National Diabetes Statistics Report, published every two year, is a serious reflection on the state of health in the country. Diabetes is known to doubt the risk of early death, and complications can range from heart disease, cancer, blindness, stroke and even amputation of limbs.
The report reveals that 25% of people (23.1 million) over the age of 65 have diabetes, more than any other age group. The highest rates of diabetes were found in the South and in areas of the Appalachian Mountains.
For the full report, check out this link: National Diabetes Statistics Report.