home
RSS
Diabetes or prediabetes predicted for half of Americans by 2020
November 23rd, 2010
12:05 AM ET

Diabetes or prediabetes predicted for half of Americans by 2020

More than half of all Americans will have diabetes or prediabetes by the year 2020, at a cumulative cost of $3.35 trillion unless something drastically changes with U.S. health trends, according to a new analysis conducted by UnitedHealth Group's Center for Health Reform and Modernization.

Study investigators say diabetes and prediabetes will also account for an estimated 10 percent of total health care spending by the end of the decade at an annual cost of almost $500 billion. That's up from an estimated $194 billion in 2010.

The report, "The United States of Diabetes: Challenges and Opportunities in the Decade Ahead," was unveiled this week, because November is National Diabetes Prevention month. The study offers solutions designed to improve health and life expectancy, while also saving up to $250 billion over the next 10 years.

Personalized tips for managing diabetes: Take a health test

Approximately 26 million Americans have diabetes. Diabetes is one of the fastest growing diseases in the country, according to the American Diabetes Association. Experts predict that one out of three children born in the year 2000 will develop diabetes in their lifetimes, which will raise their risks for heart and kidney disease, nerve damage, blindness and limb amputation.

An additional 67 million Americans are estimated to have prediabetes. In prediabetes, there are often no symptoms. In fact, the ADA notes more than 60 million Americans do not know they are on the verge of developing this dangerous illness.

Just last month, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released a report projecting that one in three Americans would have diabetes by 2050. The CDC noted the main contributing factors for the increase were an aging population, with diabetics living longer, an increase in the number of at-risk minorities, and an increase in the number of obese people in the U.S.

“Obesity is a significant contributor to the new cases of diabetes. It is certainly a factor,” Ann Albright, director of the CDC's Division of Diabetes Translation tells CNN.

The most recent report by UnitedHealth addressed a number of strategies to combat diabetes over the next 10 years, focusing primarily on obesity, creating early intervention program to prevent prediabetes, instituting stronger medication programs and educating Americans on lifestyle changes they can make to combat or control their diabetes.

"There is nothing inevitable about these trends," said Simon Stevens, executive vice president, UnitedHealth Group, and chairman of the UnitedHealth Center for Health Reform and Modernization. "What is now needed is concerted, national, multi-stakeholder action."

"Making a major impact on the prediabetes and diabetes epidemic will require health plans to engage consumers in new ways, while working to scale nationally some of the most promising preventive care models. Done right, the human and economic benefits for the nation could be substantial."


soundoff (265 Responses)
  1. Jant

    THE CAUSE OF DIABETES: Diabetes is the direct cause of Food chemicals not fast food. The Food today has been changed and IS filled with Drugs. It is a proven fact!

    The Truth is that it has nothing to do with sugar or McDonalds. This is why it is impossible to LOSE WEIGHT today

    The Drug companies are getting rich off diabetes and Obesity and this is done on purpose. The FDA BACKS THE BIG DRUG MAKERS TO DO THIS
    SEE HERE http://spirithappy.wordpress.com

    November 24, 2010 at 14:42 | Report abuse | Reply
  2. Heidi

    Don't just make baseless claims about the cause and prevention of diabetes. Type 1 and Type 2 are almost unknown in countries that eat a plant based diet – read "The China Study".
    As for preventionand cure, PCRM has it http://www.pcrm.org/health/clinres/diabetes.html
    worked out – a vegan diet is the answer.

    November 24, 2010 at 15:58 | Report abuse | Reply
  3. Dr. Gerald Veurink

    The need for carbohydrates in our diet is Zero. Blood cells and brain cells are some of the only cells that need glucose. The body is a most marvellous chemical laboratory and can make glucose from Proteins or Fast as needed. So eating a diet consisting mainly of vegetables, proteins and good fats will reverse type II diabetes.

    kind regards
    Dr. Gerald Veurink
    "Treating Degenerative Diseases"
    http://www.gveurink.com

    November 26, 2010 at 01:23 | Report abuse | Reply
  4. Janet

    THE TRUTH ABOUT DIABETES: The OBESITY drug makers and diabetes drug makers take in 10 billion$$$$ every year with no cure

    Food Chemicals are the cause of the diabetes and obesity crisis NOT MCDONALDS!

    The FDA and Drug makers know this and are laughing to the Billionaire$$$ bank see here http://spirithappy.wordpress.com

    The food chemicals break the gut(insulin) and this is the cause of the diabetes and obesity crisis

    A filmmaker has been reversing diabetes and Obesity in now 10 countries and the drug makers do not promote the story

    just google SPIRIT HAPPY DIET

    November 26, 2010 at 11:40 | Report abuse | Reply
  5. Beth

    The one thing which bothers me about articles like this is that most don't even acknowledge the fact that there are two forms of diabetes. "Diabetes" now means Type II (formerly called adult-onset) which is almost completely preventable and often maintainable without insulin shots. Most people don't even seem to realize that the other type – Type I (formerly called juvenile diabetes) is absolutely NOT preventable. It iis incurable, and has absolutely nothing to do with diet, exercise, or obesity. I'm beginning to think that those who write these articles don't even understand the difference.

    Yes, Type II is an "epidemic" and I will refrain from any comments about people needing to blame themselves for their conditions. But, this article lacks basic information.

    November 26, 2010 at 17:04 | Report abuse | Reply
  6. Reid Winick

    What is amazing is they act like these are new trends. This has been predicted years ago. What is also amazing is the answer to preventing diabetes is out there. The govt and FDA would like us to think they are concerned and doing something about this. But, reality they have not and wil not any time soon. Sickness is big business for our economy and without it the fiscal state of the US would be far worse then what we saw last year with all the banks almost failing, etc. Here is a hint. The American Diabetes Association proclaimed that inflamation of the gums (gingivitis) may be the first sign of pre-diabetes. Still only a handful of dentist (about 50) out of thousands even no this. Fact, infections in the gums makes it more difficult for your body to regulate and use insulin. Shouldn't dentists therefore be identifying these infections as a medical doctor does a throut culture to rule out strep throat. May be one day........

    Dr. Reid Winick, DDS
    http://www.DentistryForHealthNY.com

    November 26, 2010 at 18:00 | Report abuse | Reply
  7. Cleaves M. Bennett MD FACP

    The problem is too much food. The problem is too large serving sizes. The problem is "clean your plate" mentality. When I was a boy I worked on the family farm. Corn yields in a good year were 80 bushels per acre. After harvest, livestock were turned out into the fields to fertilize the soil. Then synthetic fertilizer was invented. Corn yields jumped to 120 BPA. The science has increased yields now to 180 BPA. Corn prices are supported by the powerful Midwest farmer lobby no matter how high the yield. Corn is used to fatten livestock making the meat tender and unhealthy. It is used to make high fructose corn syrup which sweetens at least half of our diet.
    Baskin Robbins Large Chocolate Oreo Shake contains 263 g sugar and 2,600 calories. That is one shake for one person at one sitting! Big Macs now have 4 patties, one for each chamber of your heart! A full grown male gorilla would have trouble finishing an entire entre at the Olive Garden. Primitive man hiked and hunted sometimes for days to get just enough food to survive. We can get in our car and drive to an “all you can eat” restaurant. The problem is too much food.

    November 28, 2010 at 14:16 | Report abuse | Reply
    • Joe

      Ya I agree with that somewhat. It never ceases to amaze me how much food they serve in restaurants in the States – no wonder there's so many fat people there.

      November 30, 2010 at 15:01 | Report abuse |
  8. Cleaves M. Bennett MD FACP

    post script: If you grow, manufacture and import enough food for 700 million people into a country with a population of only 308 million people you are going to have a problem. When I was a young doctor (1960s) there were few obese people. Diabetes was mostly type one (pancreas fails) in kids. The type 2 diabetes we called "maturity onset diabetes" seen over the age of 50 or 60. Now we see type 2 diabetes in kids. In 2004 the government launched the “F as in Fat” program to combat obesity. At every annual report including 2009 things are getting worse. 20% of 4 year olds are obese. Not overweight, obese!! As long as we live in such an obesogenic society our only hope may be stomach stapling at birth.

    November 28, 2010 at 14:32 | Report abuse | Reply
  9. Kemal

    Another factor that has to with this is the portion size of what an average American eats. In other countries the people eat less of a portion size. And this is why so many Americans are overweight. When most Americans see the real serving size of food in a restaurant most go WOW! This is small! Did anyone know that the small size french fries at McDonald's is a little more than the serving size for french fries in a whole day. I'm happy that they got rid of the super sized size.

    November 30, 2010 at 18:37 | Report abuse | Reply
  10. treawbafe

    Охуенный блог! Давнешенько искал блог для схожею тематику с моей, и мне кажется я его нашел! Будем друзьями? 🙂

    December 2, 2010 at 13:52 | Report abuse | Reply
  11. treawbafe

    Охуенный блог! Давно искал блог на схожею тематику с моей, и мне кажется я его нашел! Будем друзьями? 🙂

    December 2, 2010 at 14:44 | Report abuse | Reply
  12. олимпиада Сочи

    Всем привет, Это будет последней каплей.

    December 2, 2010 at 20:42 | Report abuse | Reply
  13. treawbafe

    Охуенный блог! Искони искал блог на схожею тематику с моей, и мне кажется я его нашел! Будем друзьями? 🙂

    December 3, 2010 at 04:26 | Report abuse | Reply
  14. rubywest

    "123 Get Samples" is promoting a new line of detergent, tooth paste, lotion etc by giving away free samples. It’s more of the “try it before buy it” marketing model and who can resist a free useful household product like detergent? This free sample is limited to one per household and only available while supplies last.

    December 4, 2010 at 00:51 | Report abuse | Reply
  15. Scott Conard

    As a practicing doctor identifying people with Pre Diabetes is a real challenge. First we have to know who they are and this is not entirely intuitive. Using the PreDx test has helped me identify these individuals (www.predxdiabetes.com), but there is a tremendous challenge to motivate people to change their lives. Here is one way I have tried to do this (www.7venhealers.com). Would love to get your thoughts.

    December 9, 2010 at 14:33 | Report abuse | Reply
  16. joepierce1988

    Охуенный блог! Давнешенько искал блог для схожею тематику с моей, и мне кажется я его нашел! Будем друзьями? 🙂
    Savings Account Rate<

    January 3, 2011 at 16:32 | Report abuse | Reply
  17. ประดับยนต์ เชียงใหม่

    Hello there! I could have sworn I've visited this blog before but
    after going through some of the articles I realized it's new
    to me. Regardless, I'm definitely happy I discovered it and I'll be book-marking it and
    checking back frequently!

    May 27, 2015 at 06:43 | Report abuse | Reply
  18. real racing 3 hack license key

    Attractive component of content. I just stumbled upon your web site and in accession capital to assert that I get actually enjoyed
    account your blog posts. Anyway I will be subscribing in your augment
    or even I achievement you get admission to persistently fast.

    June 2, 2015 at 18:01 | Report abuse | Reply
  19. Williamma

    Really informative forum.Thanks Again. Want more. http://hudhfgdfg434tgag.tumblr.com/

    April 26, 2016 at 22:02 | Report abuse | Reply
  20. Williamma

    Major thanks for the post.Thanks Again. Will read on... http://hudhfgdfg434tgag.tumblr.com/" – Picerno

    May 6, 2016 at 07:38 | Report abuse | Reply
  21. Williamma

    It’s very straightforward to find out any topic on net as compared to textbooks, as I found this article at this site. http://hudhfgdfg434tgag.tumblr.com/ – Setchell

    May 6, 2016 at 07:43 | Report abuse | Reply
  22. 5 Sex Position​s You Need to T​ry If Your Part​ner Has a Long ​Penis

    Unlimited HD streaming and downloads; Thousands of movies and TV shows; Stream on up to 4 devices at the same time. watch free for 7 days. Primetime + ...

    August 7, 2019 at 19:48 | Report abuse | Reply
  23. acheter cialis ordonnance

    Le crime ne paie pas. https://www.cialis20.fr

    December 6, 2019 at 05:15 | Report abuse | Reply
  24. Vince Trommler

    Ahaa, its good conversation about this post here at this website, I have read
    all that, so now me also commenting at this place.

    my site: best website design company in london

    November 23, 2020 at 10:10 | Report abuse | Reply
  25. Kassie Frazer

    I think this is among the most vital info for me. And i'm glad reading your article.
    But want to remark on some general things, The
    website style is wonderful, the articles is really excellent : D.
    Good job, cheers

    my homepage; https://www.bradmcallister.Com

    November 23, 2020 at 21:06 | Report abuse | Reply
  26. Emil Nyhan

    Write more, thats all I have to say. Literally, it seems as though you
    relied on the video to make your point. You definitely know what youre talking about, why
    waste your intelligence on just posting videos to your site when you could be giving us
    something enlightening to read?

    Here is my webpage – website agency London

    November 24, 2020 at 06:19 | Report abuse | Reply
  27. Mercedes Rubio

    Unquestionably believe that which you stated. Your favorite justification appeared to be on the web
    the simplest thing to be aware of. I say to you, I definitely
    get irked while people consider worries that they just don't know about.
    You managed to hit the nail upon the top as well as defined out the whole thing
    without having side effect , people can take a signal. Will probably be back to get more.
    Thanks

    Check out my site ... oxford college of marketing london

    December 5, 2020 at 14:25 | Report abuse | Reply
  28. Bobbye Barnette

    Awesome article.

    Feel free to visit my page ... https://www.Bradmcallister.com

    December 8, 2020 at 12:13 | Report abuse | Reply
  29. Janice Shute

    I blog frequently and I seriously appreciate your information. Your article has really peaked my interest.

    I am going to book mark your site and keep checking for new information about once per week.
    I opted in for your RSS feed as well.

    Here is my web site freelance recruitment agency

    December 9, 2020 at 08:23 | Report abuse | Reply
  30. Alisia Speegle

    Do you have a spam problem on this blog; I also am a blogger, and I
    was curious about your situation; we have developed some
    nice procedures and we are looking to swap solutions with others,
    why not shoot me an e-mail if interested.

    Take a look at my blog Web Development Company About Us

    December 9, 2020 at 11:09 | Report abuse | Reply
  31. Louella Dudgeon

    I blog often and I really appreciate your content.
    Your article has really peaked my interest. I'm going to take a note of your
    blog and keep checking for new information about once per week.

    I opted in for your RSS feed too.

    my website :: seo services west london

    December 9, 2020 at 18:51 | Report abuse | Reply
  32. Stanley Tickell

    You really make it appear really easy with your presentation however I to find this topic to be actually one thing that I feel I might never understand. It seems too complex and extremely vast for me. I'm looking forward on your next put up, I'll attempt to get the dangle of it!

    December 10, 2020 at 03:33 | Report abuse | Reply
  33. detectives en formentera

    Detectives privados san Sebastián de los reyes

    https://www.argadetectives.com/detectives-fuengirola.html

    December 10, 2020 at 16:41 | Report abuse | Reply
  34. Deloris Levey

    For latest information you have to pay a visit the web and on world-wide-web I found this web site as a most excellent site for most recent updates.

    Also visit my web page: Web Desginer in london

    December 17, 2020 at 17:55 | Report abuse | Reply
  35. Reda Ruyle

    It's amazing in favor of me to have a web page, which is helpful
    designed for my know-how. thanks admin

    Here is my web-site :: https://www.bradmcallister.Com/

    December 17, 2020 at 21:42 | Report abuse | Reply
  36. Newton Morrissey

    My family members always say that I am wasting my time here at web, however I know I am getting know-how everyday by reading thes nice articles or reviews.

    Here is my blog post: Brad McAllister

    December 17, 2020 at 23:40 | Report abuse | Reply
  37. Eldon Roderick

    I am not sure the place you're getting your info, however good topic.
    I must spend a while studying much more or understanding more.
    Thanks for wonderful information I was in search
    of this info for my mission.

    Also visit my page :: Brad McAllister

    December 18, 2020 at 06:23 | Report abuse | Reply
  38. Andra Blakey

    Link exchange is nothing else except it is simply
    placing the other person's website link on your page at proper place
    and other person will also do similar in favor of you.

    Have a look at my blog: web page Content provider jobs

    December 19, 2020 at 15:59 | Report abuse | Reply
  39. Arnold Strode

    I blog frequently and I truly thank you for your information. The article has really peaked my interest.

    I'm going to bookmark your site and keep checking for new
    information about once a week. I subscribed to your Feed as well.

    Look at my website wordpress Web Design business

    December 19, 2020 at 20:35 | Report abuse | Reply
  40. Leif Tully

    If you wish for to improve your knowledge just keep visiting this web
    site and be updated with the newest news posted here.

    Here is my page; professional Web development company london

    December 19, 2020 at 22:23 | Report abuse | Reply
  41. Shella Sterpka

    With havin so much written content do you ever run into any issues of plagorism or copyright infringement? My site has a lot of unique content I've either written myself or outsourced but it appears a lot of it is popping it up all over the web without my permission. Do you know any ways to help prevent content from being stolen? I'd definitely appreciate it.

    https://extraproxies.com/buy-proxies/500-proxy-pack/

    December 20, 2020 at 00:14 | Report abuse | Reply
  42. Preston Como

    If you desire to increase your know-how only keep visiting this website and
    be updated with the most up-to-date information posted here.

    Also visit my web-site https://www.bradmcallister.com

    December 20, 2020 at 05:14 | Report abuse | Reply
  43. Bernadette Boote

    This post is invaluable. When can I find out more?

    my site :: Website Company Near Me

    December 20, 2020 at 12:55 | Report abuse | Reply
  44. SNsjAJDkiHgVU

    cfFhgMDAI

    December 22, 2020 at 09:55 | Report abuse | Reply
  45. Johnie Pokrzywa

    this web site is my breathing in, rattling wonderful design and style and perfect content.

    https://proxyti.com

    January 3, 2021 at 22:24 | Report abuse | Reply
  46. Wayne

    Hi! I know this is kinda off topic but I was wondering if
    you knew where I could locate a captcha plugin for my comment form?
    I'm using the same blog platform as yours
    and I'm having trouble finding one? Thanks a lot!

    Visit my site ... Click here

    January 7, 2021 at 10:46 | Report abuse | Reply
  47. Isabella Bobby

    I am cured from herpes with his herbal Med! I feel so much happy for being so empathetic and helpful to me, ! His website is (( https://robinbuckler. com )) or (( robinsonbuckler11 @gmail. com )) ...He restored my relationship with his love spell

    DIABETES,

    URINARY TRACT INFECTION,

    ERECTILE DYSFUNCTION/INFERTILITY

    SIMPLEX HERPES AND GENITAL

    COLD SORE

    January 11, 2021 at 15:25 | Report abuse | Reply
1 2 3

Post a comment


 

CNN welcomes a lively and courteous discussion as long as you follow the Rules of Conduct set forth in our Terms of Service. Comments are not pre-screened before they post. You agree that anything you post may be used, along with your name and profile picture, in accordance with our Privacy Policy and the license you have granted pursuant to our Terms of Service.

Advertisement
About this blog

Get a behind-the-scenes look at the latest stories from CNN Chief Medical Correspondent, Dr. Sanjay Gupta, Senior Medical Correspondent Elizabeth Cohen and the CNN Medical Unit producers. They'll share news and views on health and medical trends - info that will help you take better care of yourself and the people you love.