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Some 26 million Americans have diabetes

By The Associated Press
January 27, 2011

U.S. health officials have raised their estimate of how many Americans have diabetes to nearly 26 million.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released the new estimate Wednesday. It means about 1 in 12 Americans have diabetes, a disease in which the body has trouble processing sugar.

The new figure marks a 9 percent increase from the 2008 estimate of 23.6 million.

Health officials believe diabetes is becoming more common for two reasons — more people are developing obesity-related Type 2 diabetes, and people who have it are living longer.

But CDC officials say an additional blood sugar test that’s now used more widely may be responsible for as much as half of the increase.

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Online:

CDC fact sheet: http://www.cdc.gov/diabetes

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6 Responses to Some 26 million Americans have diabetes

  1. Carl Nemo

    January 27, 2011 at 2:06 pm

    Big surprise here no? / : |

    Americans eat too much sugar laced products. In fact everything has a dab of sugar in its ingredients as well as salt both bad if consumed in excess.

    Worse they eat too little fiber and I’m not talking about eating a bowl of so-called fiber rich cold cereal in the morning.

    Seek out fiber rich foods and make them part of your lifestyle especially green foods and those with beta carotene such as carrots, yams etc. They are filling and suppress the appetite. An apple a day will truly keep the doctor away. A great snack and with so many varieties try them all.

    Stay away from ‘fast food’ joints!

    Don’t eat sweets such as pie and ice cream for dessert after a meal that has animals fats. Why so? The sugar in these products interacting with these saturated fats will cause a spike in your triglyceride levels which will facilitate the formation of plaque in your artery walls. If you must have ‘dessert’ then wait several hours and eat such as a standalone treat.

    Finally get off your duffs and start talking a daily brisk walk which will help regulate your blood sugar and increase your oxygen uptake. No running, just brisk walks of at least a mile. If near dusk, wear an orange vest, always walk against the traffic and even wear a red strobe flash unit on your collar or outer clothing for visibility. Be alert and don’t assume an oncoming driver will respect you as a pedestrian. If necessary move quickly off the road if in doubt. I live in a rural area and have had jerks tear by me doing at least 60 two feet away from me and they definitely see me walking towards them. We live in dangerous times where people have little to no respect for their fellow beings.

    I hope these suggestions help those who don’t have the foggiest as to what to do to improve their lifestyle and resistance to onset diabetes. Keep it simple, but just “do it” …! : )

    Carl Nemo **==

  2. eve

    January 27, 2011 at 2:20 pm

    “suggestions help those who don’t have the foggiest as to what to do to”
    -CarlNemo

    Carl Nemo, good suggestions to all.

    As I take my walk in the evening I can’t help but see their silhouettes sitting in front of their hypno-idiot box.
    Not only are their brains being lulled into hypnotic suggestion but they bodies aren’t being exercised.
    Most likely they have a softdrink in one hand and the remote in the other.
    Maybe a greasy pizza on the table?
    It’s no wonder they suffer from diabetes once you consider food/drink content
    and frequency of ingestion, coupled with lack of personal time. The personal time they have is spent in sedentary hypnosis watching ESPN or Dancing With the Stars. You know, useful things in life.
    Why live life when you catch watch someone else live theirs every night on the tube? (sarc)

    Americans are lazy and it very well may not be their fault entirely. There could be other factors/variable at work here in this equation.

    Speaking of the “foggiest” idea’s you speak of, fluoride has an effect on the human mind. For those of you who doubt, google how fluoride was discovered to work in relation to concentration camp inmates.

    Lastly, here’s a nice little chart:
    http://www.fortcollinscwa.org/pages/fluoride.htm

    • Carl Nemo

      January 29, 2011 at 12:44 am

      Hi Eve,

      “As I take my walk in the evening I can’t help but see their silhouettes sitting in front of their hypno-idiot box.” … extract from reply

      What’s interesting Eve is that my favorite time of the day is sunset to take my daily walk. Mine is a simple two mile loop that I try to complete in under 20 mintues. Walking fast is important and not simply shuffling along like “Mr. Peepers” going to the frig for another snack.

      I’ve noticed too the silhouettes of people watchng their HDTV, Tv’s in their living rooms as I march by.

      In turn I witness the magnificent setting sun on the horizon, the change of the season in the trees and vegetation along with enjoying the crisp, fresh air of the Pacific Northwest as I walk. I’m always trying first, to simply be “a good animal” when I engage in these health walks.

      I find kinship with your account of the same.

      Carry on my friend in thought as so I too… : )

      Carl Nemo **==

  3. griff

    January 27, 2011 at 4:41 pm

    Gee, I wonder if it has any thing to do with our “food”?! Duh?!

    High fructose corn syrup (your body does know the difference), MSG, nitrates and nitrites (heart meds), and a thousand other chemicals we’re scarfing down daily.

    • woody188

      January 27, 2011 at 4:44 pm

      Not to mention the hormones and pharmaceuticals in the water. Maybe “moobs” are not just caused by a man over-eating.

  4. M. Terry

    January 27, 2011 at 6:05 pm

    Eat food.
    Real food comes in its own wrapper. If you eat meat, eat organic.

    Eat veggies.
    Certified Organic veggies are the best, as they as they have very low or no levels of persistent pesticides.

    Yes, certified organic costs more. How much is your life worth to you?

    Get up off your butt.
    The idiot box will be there when you get back. Most of us can walk. Biking, walking longer distances…running….whatever. As the advertisement says…”Just do it.” Even just 1hr a day will do something good for you. If you can’t find one hour a day, then you are too busy, which is not only unhealthy of itself…but is proof that you need more balance in your day too…AKA “You Time”

    Filter your drinking water. For your very life ~never~ drink the chemical cocktail that comes out of your tap.

    Filter your shower/bath water too…your skin is the largest organ that you have. Chlorine and fluoride are bad for you and are being absorbed through your skin during bathing. If you are unwilling to eat it, don’t put it on your skin….that includes “skin creams”.

    Read the labels.
    If there is high fructose corn syrup in it, or MSG (in its many forms), hydrolyzed anything of ~any sort~ or, something you can’t readily identify without resorting to a degree in chemistry, do not eat it.

    The easiest way to do this is:
    “If your great grandmother would not recognize this as food, then don’t eat it.” Simple rule, shockingly beneficial results.

    Vai Victus.