CDC: Half of Americans have diabetes or are at risk for it

A new report out from the Centers for Disease Control indicates that nearly half of all Americans either have diabetes or are at high risk for developing the condition.

Diabetes is a disease that hinders the body’s ability to produse and respond to insulun resulting in an abnormal metabolism. Prediabetes is a condition in which a person’s blood sugar is high but not high enough to be considered full-blown diabetes. If left untreated, prediabetes can eventually become type 2 diabetes.

The CDC report shows that 30.4 million people in the U.S. have diabetes. Click HERE to see more of the statistics from the CDC report.

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