A diabetes Tsunami
- November 24, 2010
According to a new and alarming research at the US Center for Disease Control (CDC), by 2050 one in every three US adult could be diabetic. Today “only” one in ten people is diabetic, but this is expected to dramatically increase (double or even triple) due to a number of demographic factors. And American figures are not unique: the world diabetic population which was 285 million in 2010, is predicted to reach 438 million by 2050. The good news, according to CDC is that this is not inevitable: a balanced diet and exercise program could dramatically reduce the risk for diabetes, but new treatments for people who do develop it are urgently sought.