Diabetes in Men in the USA
The number of adults in the United States with diabetes has been steadily increasing since 1980. Diabetes is a metabolic disease that affects your body’s ability to produce insulin, causing high blood glucose (or high sugar levels in the blood).
According to statistics collected by ncdrisc.org, men in the USA with Diabetes has more than doubled since the 1980s, and is continuing to increase every year. If this trend continues as it has since the 1980s, 1 out of 5 Americans will have diabetes by 2025, and 1 in 3 Americans will have diabetes by 2050.
As shown in the second chart, (where solid lines represent diabetes in the USA, and dotted lines represent world trends) diabetes is much more prevalent in the United States, and has been growing at a much faster rate.
Dr. Ann Allbright, the director of the federal agency’s Division of Diabetes Translation, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, has called these new figures “alarming”, and has spoken of a “need for an increased focus on reducing the burden of diabetes in our country.”
Some easy ways to lower blood sugar and prevent diabetes is to make healthy food choices, exercise regularly, control stress levels, always keep hydrated, control portion sizes, and carb and sugar intake.
“Diabetes.” Country Profile Data Visualisations NCD-RisC. N.p., n.d. Web. 19 Oct. 2017.