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A Diabetes Diagnoses for More Minnesotans

PHOTO: It's estimated that nearly one-third of people will have diabetes by 2050. Photo credit: Tony Alter/Flickr.
PHOTO: It's estimated that nearly one-third of people will have diabetes by 2050. Photo credit: Tony Alter/Flickr.
November 3, 2014

ST. PAUL, Minn. – The arrival of November means it is American Diabetes Month.

It comes as the prevalence of the disease continues to rise across the state and nation.

David Becker, executive director of the American Diabetes Association in Minnesota and North Dakota, says the latest numbers show 29 million Americans with diabetes, and the toll on health can be great, including kidney failure, blindness, amputations and more.

"There are a lot of co-morbid diseases as far as diabetes and cancer and heart disease,” he points out. “It all kind of is interrelating."

Becker says about 95 percent of those people who have diabetes have Type 2, which healthier lifestyle choices with nutrition and physical activity can help prevent.

Becker notes that even some simple, small changes with healthy eating and regular exercise can yield big results.

"If you lose just 7 percent of your body weight, you can decrease your chances of getting diabetes by 58 percent," he stresses.

If the current trends don't change, it's estimated that by 2050, 30 percent of all Americans will have diabetes.



John Michaelson, Public News Service - MN