Thursday, March 10, 2016

The Prevalence of Diabetes

Between 1988 and 2012, the prevalence of undiagnosed diabetes decreased slightly.  However, the amount of patients diagnosed with diabetes increased, especially in minorities.  The diagnosis of diabetes was largely based on a fasting glucose of 126 mg/dl or a HBA1C of 6.5 or higher.  Pre-diabetes was detected in patients with fasting glucoses of 100-125 or HBA1Cs of 5.7 to 6.4.  Patients with pre-diabetes are being detected but little is being done to prevent it from growing into full-blown diabetes, where the risk skyrockets.  Diet, exercise, weight loss, cinnamon, chromium, berberine, and IV chelation are all helpful in reducing the substantial risk of diabetes.  Get tested today.

 See the NHANES study published in the Sept. 8, 2015 issue in JAMA.


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