This is becoming an epidemic, with fast food joint everywhere we’re spending $135 billion a year eating that junk. What is happening to us! We are becoming a nation of obese and sick individuals who are living only for today and not worrying about the outcome of tomorrow.
If we continue down our current path, statistics show that diabetes will triple by the year 2050. By the way we are going, in 2020 diabetes will overtake one in three adults. It’s an all-time epidemic. These are alarming numbers that show how crucial it is and how prevalent type II diabetes really is.
With medical costs skyrocketing, something needs to be done about the prevention because without it, it’s like having an American Express card with an open balance, and the American public will abuse it to the max, paying for it with bad health. The only way to overcome this is through education and prevention in understanding the right food choices.
It’s a staggering fact that 1 in 10 Americans has diabetes; but the truth is that the average American walking around is a diabetic and has not realized it yet; something has to be done. According to the CDC the total cost of diabetes in the United States is estimated at $174 billion annually, including the $116 billion in direct medical costs. That’s a lot of hamburgers, french fries and junk food. Is it really worth eating that type of food to have major medical complications?
Diabetes remains the leading cause of new cases of blindness under the age of 75. Also preventable is leg and foot amputations among adults in the United States. If only we would look after our total wellbeing. Diabetes is the 7th leading cause of death in the United States. It’s the leading cause of kidney failure and increases your risk for colorectal cancer.