Why is a healthy diet so important?
Between 2001 and 2002, the diagnosis of diabetes went from 5.5 percent of Americans to an alarming 6.5 percent. In just one year!
Overall, twelve million Americans have been diagnosed and another 5 million Americans have diabetes and donít know it. And yet another 12 millions are on their way to type 2 diabetes because of impaired glucose levels.
Unfortunately, the diabetes epidemic is not just a US problem. It is spreading worldwide with epidemic reports in Asia, the Middle East and the Caribbean.
It is estimated that by 2025, the number of diabetics worldwide will rise to 380 million. In developing countries diabetes is now affecting more of the young and middle-aged population between the ages of 40 and 59.
Type 2 diabetes is almost completely preventable. Doctorís say eat less, eat better and exercise.