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In The News
Researchers at Virginia Tech believe they have identified a biomarker in individuals who are pre-diabetic and can help prevent these people from later developing Type II diabetes. Published in Clinical Epigenetics, the study discovered that those people who are currently pre-diabetic and considered to be insulin resistant also had altered mitochondrial DNA.
The connection was made after blood samples were analyzed and they revealed that there were lower amounts of mitochondrial DNA with a higher amount of methylation. This is a process that can change the expression of genes in the cells.Read more
In The News
In 2014 there were approximately 30 million people in the United States who had diabetes. This is 9.3% of the population. However, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention also estimate that there are another 8 million people who are not diagnosed with diabetes.
This is an amazing number of people who suffer from a metabolic condition that has far reaching effects on your health and wellness. And more recently, researchers from the University of Delaware found a startling elevation in the risk of bone fracture in patients with diabetes. Bone fractures can be life-threatening. They result in death from one in every six hip fractures within a year of the injury.Read more
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Statistics About Diabetes
Data from the National Diabetes Statistics Report, 2014 (released June 10, 2014)
Overall Numbers: Diabetes and Prediabetes
Prevalence: In 2012, 29.1 million Americans, or 9.3% of the population, had diabetes.
- In 2010 the figures were 25.8 million and 8.3%.
Undiagnosed: Of the 29.1 million, 21.0 million were diagnosed, and 8.1 million were undiagnosed.
- In 2010 the figures were 18.8 million and 7.0 million.
- Prevalence in Seniors: The percentage of Americans age 65 and older remains high, at 25.9%, or 11.8 million seniors (diagnosed and undiagnosed).
- New Cases: The incidence of diabetes in 2012 was 1.7 million new diagnoses/year; in 2010 it was 1.9 million.
- Prediabetes: In 2012, 86 million Americans age 20 and older had prediabetes; this is up from 79 million in 2010.
- Deaths: Diabetes remains the 7th leading cause of death in the United States in 2010, with 69,071 death certificates listing it as the underlying cause of death, and a total of 234,051 death certificates listing diabetes as an underlying or contributing cause of death.
Diabetes in Youth
- About 208,000 Americans under age 20 are estimated to have diagnosed diabetes, approximately 0.25% of that population.
- In 2008—2009, the annual incidence of diagnosed diabetes in youth was estimated at 18,436 with type 1 diabetes, 5,089 with type 2 diabetes.
- Diabetes was the seventh leading cause of death in the United States in 2010 based on the 69,071 death certificates in which diabetes was listed as the underlying cause of death. In 2010, diabetes was mentioned as a cause of death in a total of 234,051 certificates.
- Diabetes may be underreported as a cause of death. Studies have found that only about 35% to 40% of people with diabetes who died had diabetes listed anywhere on the death certificate and about 10% to 15% had it listed as the underlying cause of death.
- See more at: http://www.diabetes.org/diabetes-basics/statistics/#sthash.yTBYibKL.dpuf
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