It would seem implausible for any good news about diabetes statistics to manifest considering such dire predictions.
Well, good news is here, despite the gloomy forecast: rates of debilitating complications from heart attacks and strokes are on the decline.
A U.S. study, in fact, says that over the last two decades, heart attacks and strokes have been reduced by more than 60 percent. Amputations and kidney failure stemming from diabetes complications is also on the decline.
What's the reason for the decline despite the skyrocketing incidence? Better screening, better pharmaceutical options and better health care.
The CDC says that diabetes affects one in 10 adults and is the seventh-leading cause of death.
What researchers also now about diabetes is that you don't have to obese to have hardening of the arteries. Atherosclerosis, despite the common misconception that it only affects the significantly overweight, is more common in diabetics.
Better-developed drugs are often credited with the reduction in complications from artery constriction.
Once considered an early death sentence, diabetes, beginning back in the 1990s, was clinically proven to be a manageable disease, with the possibility of diabetics being able to control blood sugar, blood pressure and cholesterol levels at optimal levels.
Health insurance companies also have expanded their coverage for diabetics and screening techniques drastically improved. For the research statistics, click here to read the study in the New England Journal of Medicine.
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