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More Michiganders Dealing with Diabetes

PHOTO: It's estimated that nearly one-third of people will have diabetes by 2050. Photo credit: cohodra/morguefile.com.
PHOTO: It's estimated that nearly one-third of people will have diabetes by 2050. Photo credit: cohodra/morguefile.com.
November 17, 2014

LANSING, Mich. – When it comes to battling diabetes, Michigan has a tough road ahead, as the prevalence of the disease continues to rise across the state and nation.

November is American Diabetes Month, and David Becker, a spokesman for the American Diabetes Association, says new numbers indicate one in 10 Michigan adults now has the disease, which can lead to kidney failure, blindness and amputations.

"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 the 29 million Americans 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.

Michigan currently has the 11th highest adult obesity rate in the nation.

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


Mona Shand, Public News Service - MI