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Diabetes: 7th Leading Cause of Death In US
By Jerry Aragon Ph.D (Phunny humor Doctor)   
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Last edited: Monday, February 20, 2012
Posted: Thursday, January 27, 2011

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One of my aunts had diabetes, and before she died, she went blind and one of her legs was amputated! I was diagnosed with diabetes in 2008, and in 2011, my numbers have leveled off and come down, so I am pleased about that!

A person cannot know if they have diabetes, unless he or she gets a blood test.  Early detection is the best way to start. 

Every time, I see an article in the newspaper, whorthy of publication and spreading the word and of importance, I will publish it here, so that others can gain from it.

The following article was written by Rob Stern of the Washington Post, and the piece was published in the Albuquerque Journal on January 27, 2011. 
The title of the article is as follows;

"Diabetes Numbers On the Rise"

Sub-Title reads;

'CDC reports about 79 million U.S. adults have 'prediabetes.' 

"WASHINGTON:  The number of Americans who have Type 2 diabetes has risen to nearly 26 million, federal officials announced.  In addition...about 79 million U.S. adults have 'prediabetes,' a condition in which blood sugar levels are higher than normal but not high enough to be diagnosed as diabetes, according the the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.  Prediabetes raises a person's risk of Type 2 idabetes, heart disease and stroke.

In 2008, CDC estimated that 23.6 Americans had disbetes and an additional 57 million adults had prediabetes.  'These dissressing numbers show how important it is to prevent Type 2 diabetes and to help those who have diabetes manage the disease to prevent serious complications such as kidney failure and blindness,' said the CDC's Ann Albright in a statement.  'We know that a structured life-style program that includes losing weight and increasing physical activity can prevent or delay Type 2 diabetes.' 

About 7 million American do not know they have diabetes.  The increase was caused by a number of factors, including;

- More people are developing diabetes.  Obesity, which has been increasing , is a leading cause of diabetes.

- Medical advances are enabling many people to live longer with diabetes.

- A test known as hemoglobin A1C is now being used to diagnose diabetes.

Type 2 diabetes, which is the most common form of the disease, occurs when the body gradually loses the ability to control blood sugar levels.  Risk factors include older age, obesity, family history and being sedentary.  African American, Hispanics and American Indians are among tose at increased risk."


The neighbor next-door to my parents, died of diabetes.  And like my aunt, he went blind and one of his legs was cut off.  He was only about 50 years old.  

Because I get  I get a blood test about once or twice a year, I knew that my glucose (blood sugar) was elevated for quite sometime.  So, I was not surprised, when I was told I had gone over the number to diabetes.  That was in 2008, and over the past two years, and hundreds of finger-pricking later, my average monthly tests have gone down from an average of 162 to 130.  My A1C numbers have also gone down from starting out at 6.8 down to 5.9.  So, I am quite happy with the results over the past couple of years. 

I take a blood test as often as they let me...I don't want anything to do with this dreaded disease!

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