1 out of 4 Americans diabetics dont know they have the condition
Published By : 12 Jun 2014 | Published By : QYRESEARCH
In U.S. the number of people affected with diabetes is rising continuously and now there are more than 29 million adults who are living with this condition. However, out of 4 people affected with diabetics only 1 is aware of his/her condition.
Diabetes is a serious chronic medical condition which can be managed through lifestyle changes. However, the number of people affected by this condition is growing every year. This condition is a primary cause of death for over seventy thousand Americans every year.
Last year the number of deaths in U.S. due to diabetes was 231,404. This number is a combination of death certificates that list diabetes as the major contributing cause of death.
Despite diabetics affecting the nation greatly, one out of four Americans go undiagnosed. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in U.S. estimates that a quarter of more than 29 million adults affected with diabetes don’t know they are affected with this condition.
Statistics also show that around 86 million of American adults are pre-diabetic, which means their blood sugar levels are above the normal range, but they are not high enough for them to be termed as diabetics. Experts state that almost ninety percent of these pre-diabetic people are not aware that they are heading down a dangerous path.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 15 to 30 percent of people with pre-diabetics will develop diabetics in the next five years if they don’t switch to a healthy lifestyle.