August 2010 Issue

The Power of Diet to Prevent Diabetes

Diabetes is a dangerous disease on the rise; every 24 hours more than 4,000 adults are diagnosed with diabetes, and approximately 200 people die as a result of it, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). An astonishing 23.6 million Americans have diabetes, another 5.7 million are unaware that they have it, and about 57 million adults over the age of 20 have pre-diabetes (higher than normal blood sugar levels), making it likely that they will develop full-blown diabetes within 10 years. Diabetes is also a big expense. The total healthcare and related costs for treatment are close to $174 billion annually.

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