Current Epidemic Expected to Double or Triple

Which of the following diseases has seen an astounding 382% increase since 1998?

  1. Heart Disease
  2. Stroke
  3. Diabetes
  4. Tuberculosis

Answer: Diabetes

According to American Diabetes Association data:

The prevalence of diagnosed diabetes in the U.S. increased by 382% from 1988 to 2014

If that current trend is not frightening enough, the CDC projects that:

As many as 1 in 3 U.S. adults could have diabetes by 2050

Diabetes is an old problem that continues growing at an alarming rate. Is the current epidemic bound to get worse? Without immediate intervention the long term health and economic prospects do not look good.

Thankfully there are things we can do to address the issue. This article proposes some actions we can take to slow down this urgent health problem.