Now and then, an epidemic makes headlines, grabbing the public’s attention and striking fear into hearts everywhere. The deadly Ebola epidemic is a recent example, and influenza takes the spotlight when cold and flu season comes around. But while it doesn’t grab the public’s attention to the extent that Ebola and the flu do, diabetes is another disease of epidemic proportions. Diabetes, which leads to debilitating conditions and claims thousands of lives in this country annually, is striking more and more people.
In a report released in 2014, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) called the increase in diabetes cases “alarming.”
In this article, you will learn more about the types of diabetes, what prediabetes is, additional risk factors, what you can do to prevent it, and there is an interesting infographic.