Medically reviewed statistics about the current disease state of Diabetes.
Prediabetes is a condition in which you have elevated blood sugar levels due to insulin resistance, but are not yet high enough to be diagnosed as diabetes. It is often a precursor to diabetes although most people do not realize they have it.
When you have prediabetes, your cells have become insulin resistant which means they lose their insulin sensitivity and do not react to insulin properly which causes your blood glucose levels to rise.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has recently released the 2022 National Diabetes Statistics Report. This report estimates that more than 130 million adults are living with diabetes or prediabetes in the U.S.. The report analyzed data from 2019 and includes information on the incidence and prevalence of diabetes and prediabetes, efforts addressing type 2 diabetes prevention, and diabetes management. For the first time, diabetes data by income level was published and shows a higher prevalence of diabetes was also associated with poverty.
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