A new study by Jacques Lowe of the Carle Illinois College of Medicine has shown that Florida and Texas have a high percentage of people with long-term and short-term diabetes complications. Such research could help the government direct medical support to where it is needed most. The findings are also a call for you to test for diabetes if you live in the hot-spot areas.
The researchers created a map of the hot-spot areas in the US, showing various diabetic complications and the demographic information of these areas. These complications include nerve damage, chronic kidney disease, heart disease, and oral, foot, and vision problems.
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Ever since the first few cases of COVID-19 were reported, scientists and medical professionals have been wary about the condition’s effects. COVID-19 is said to have both short and long-term effects. One of the recent developments in researching the effects of COVID is the shocking link it has to diabetes.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) data, patients who contracted coronavirus were more likely to develop diabetes. The data involved more than 500,000 patients aged 18 or lower. Similar studies from across the world have yielded similar results.
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There are numerous stories about advances in diabetes treatment, growing awareness of the number of people who are at risk for these conditions and how to limit the potential complications that can include heart problems, kidney disease and even blindness. Here are some recent stories that the team at DiabeticSock.com wanted to highlight for our customers as they look for a holistic plan to manage their condition.
States Expect Spike in Type-2 Diabetes Diagnoses
Mississippi is a state with a larger problem with obesity than Pennsylvania, but the ramifications of men and women carrying excess weight has the potential to become a national epidemic. Doctors in that state say that up to one in three adults there could be diagnosed with diabetes and suffer the chronic condition in the next 15 years. That would be nearly triple the current incidence rate.
Currently, about one in three people with obesity is diagnosed with type-2 diabetes and numerous studies have demonstrated a link between problems with weight control and increased insulin sensitivity. While those statistics are significant, they are also important for people who have already been diagnosed with the condition. Further issues with complications can be reduced with proper adherence to diet and exercise regimens. In families who are predisposed, helping a parent or relative maintain healthy habits can limit the potential for children to be diagnosed with diabetes later on. Continue Reading January News Roundup for Diabetic Socks Users