Diabetes Researchers Frustrated As America Walks Toward Edge Of Cliff
Even though the disease is highly preventable, studies show that one in five Americans will have it by 2020. Scientists, doctors and health officials met in Sacramento at a statewide conference on prediabetes to talk about, among other issues, why people are not willing to change their diets and exercise patterns. Meanwhile, one man shares his experience with fighting the disease.
The Sacramento Bee:
Lifestyle Changes Are Key To California’s Diabetes Crisis
Even for those who have worked decades to fight the spread of diabetes in the United States, last week’s news was something of a stunner. In California, more than half of all adults – 55 percent – are considered diabetic or prediabetic, according to a UCLA Center for Health Policy Research study released this month. Even more worrisome, those afflicted are getting younger, with roughly one in three adults ages 18 to 39 considered prediabetic – a danger zone that means they’re at major risk of developing life-threatening Type 2 diabetes. (Buck, 3/20)
Local Man Shares His Journey In The Fight Against Diabetes
A recent study out of UCLA shows that 55% of Californians have diabetes or are pre-diabetic. One man is sharing his journey on overcoming diabetes and the simple changes that can be made to prevent the disease. (Aguilar, 3/21)