DIABETES: Adult diagnoses jump 60% in 20 years - KMSP-TV

DIABETES: Adult diagnoses jump 60% in 20 years

Posted: Updated:

New numbers show that diabetes is on the rise in America, and a new study published in the Annals of Internal Medicine says the rise parallels the growing rate of obesity.

Fox 9 news spoke with Dr. Jim Pacala, with the University of Minnesota, to discuss the study and what can be done to prevent diabetes.

Watch the video for more information.

An estimated 26 million children and adults in the United States have diabetes, and physicians believe at least a quarter don't even know they have it. An additional 79 million Americans -- or one in three adults -- has prediabetes.

MORE: Take 60-second test to asses Type 2 risk

According to Pacala, even though a diabetes diagnosis never truly goes away, many adults who are able to lose weight and increase their exercise are able to manage the condition without medication.

  • Most Popular StoriesMost Popular StoriesMore>>

  • Monticello doctor killed in crash with motorcycle, golf cart

    Monticello doctor killed in crash with motorcycle, golf cart

    Monday, July 21 2014 11:12 AM EDT2014-07-21 15:12:54 GMT
    He brought hundreds of lives into the world, but the community of Monticello is now mourning the death of a popular doctor who died in a bizarre accident over the weekend.
    He brought hundreds of lives into the world, but the community of Monticello is now mourning the death of a popular doctor who died in a bizarre accident over the weekend.
  • Photographer Chronicles Dog's Last Days on Earth

    Photographer Chronicles Dog's Last Days on Earth

    Friday, July 18 2014 5:00 PM EDT2014-07-18 21:00:24 GMT
    The story of a dog’s last days has rapidly spread across the internet, touching the hearts of readers all around the world.
    The story of a dog’s last days has rapidly spread across the internet, touching the hearts of readers all around the world.
  • BEWARE: It's Mayfly season in Minnesota

    BEWARE: It's Mayfly season in Minnesota

    Thursday, June 12 2014 12:34 PM EDT2014-06-12 16:34:15 GMT
    The mosquitoes are slowly returning to Minnesota as water temperatures return to warmer levels where their larva can hatch, but the pesky biting bug isn’t the only one coming back. Mayflies have been rumored to be starting to hatch.
    The mosquitoes are slowly returning to Minnesota as water temperatures return to warmer levels where their larva can hatch, but the pesky biting bug isn’t the only one coming back. Mayflies have been rumored to be starting to hatch.
Widgets Magazine
Powered by WorldNow

KMSP-TV
11358 Viking Drive
Eden Prairie, MN 55344

Phone: (952) 944-9999
Fax: (952) 942-0455

Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | Terms of Service | Ad Choices