November is National Diabetes Awareness and Prevention Month
The incidence of Diabetes is on the rise with the adolescence and childhood obesity.
More than 100 million U.S. adults have diabetes or pre-diabetes. People with pre-diabetes have elevated blood sugar levels, but not so high that they have full-blown diabetes, which requires medication or insulin injections. However, awareness levels remain too low. The new report found that nearly 1 in 4 adults with diabetes didn’t even know they had the disease, and less than 12% with pre-diabetes knew they had that condition. Prevention is key to avoid the development of the condition in the first place. With exercise and a healthy diet, pre-diabetics can halve their risk of developing type-2 diabetes.