Did you know? The current situation of diabetes in America
In this article, we will let you know the current situation of diabetes in America.
1. America is third place in the world ranking of the number of diabetic patients.
Do you know the rankings of countries in terms of the number of diabetic patients?
According to the data, China is placed first in the 2021 ranking. India is number 2 and America ranked third in that ranking.
2. One third of diabetic patients don’t know they get diabetes
In America, it is said that one third of the population is diabetic.
So, why aren’t they aware that they get diabetes? One of the biggest reasons for this is the health disparity by income. The cost of medical treatments is high in America and some people don’t get medical insurance although it is mandatory. Even if they get insurance, the quality of medical care depends on their income. This is why people don’t get medical care and don’t notice they are diabetic patients.
3. The risk of death from diabetes
Although a lot of American people are not aware of any symptoms, diabetes is the 7th leading cause of death in America.
They have to realize that there is a risk of death from diabetes. Diabetes is not to be taken lightly just because it is one of the lifestyle-related illnesses.
To prevent diabetes, it is important to have a healthy diet and to moderate exercise. Also, people need better access to medical care.