Diabetes is considered a national health concern of epidemic proportions. Through glucose testing you can find out your glucose levels so that you can keep tabs on your personal diabetes risk.
Not convinced of the possibility of you or someone close to you getting diabetes at any age? According to 2011 statistics released by the American Diabetes Association* on January 26, 2011:
While these statistics are all quite alarming, especially since the numbers grow higher with every new report, the undiagnosed, pre-diabetes and amount of persons in the younger generation that currently have diabetes is astounding.
In fact, a June 23, 2011 USA Today article reports that, “Experts are becoming increasingly concerned about the growing number of people in their 20s and 30s coping with type 2 diabetes, which used to be rarely seen in those under 40.
Breaking down the age group with numbers from the American Diabetes Association, you can see the shifting trend:
Diabetes can causes other issues, such as:
And due to the costs association with diabetes and its associated illness, including their accompanying disabilities, it is important that you know where you stand with your risks.
Get diabetes testing, that can help identify where you stand with diabetes or pre-diabetes today.
*Information from the American Diabetes Association can be found at: http://www.diabetes.org/diabetes-basics/diabetes-statistics/?utm_source=WWW&utm_medium=DropDownDB&utm_content=Statistics&utm_campaign=CON