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Number of People with Diabetes Increases to 24 Million. In addition to the 24 million with diabetes, another 57 million people are estimated to have pre-diabetes.

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Number of people with diabetes increases to 24 million

Number of People with Diabetes Increases to 24 Million

In addition to the 24 million with diabetes, another 57 million people are estimated to have pre-diabetes.


Number of people with diabetes increases to 24 million

The Metabolism Society is dedicated to minimizing the problems of obesity, diabetes & cardiovascular disease through public awareness and education using current nutritional science.

NIH 2007 Statistics:

A Total of 23.6 Million People Have Diabetes

7.8 Percent of the Population Have Diabetes

Diagnosed: 17.9 Million People

Undiagnosed: 5.7 Million People

500,000 of these people are New Yorkers

Another 200,000 New Yorkers have diabetes

And do not know it yet

Source: NYC Health Department


Number of people with diabetes increases to 24 million

New Diabetes Report Documents Devastating Effects in New York City7/24/2007Source: New York City Health DepartmentThe diabetes epidemic is taking a large and growing toll on New York City, a new Health Department report shows, as death rates, debilitating complications, and hospitalization costs soar. Some 500,000 New Yorkers – one out of eight adults – have been diagnosed with diabetes. Another 200,000 have diabetes but don’t yet know it. The death rate from diabetes rose by 75% between 1990 and 2003.The new publication, which synthesizes research findings from the past several years, is available atwww.nyc.gov/health. In addition to charting the impact of diabetes in NYC, it exposes unacceptable disparities among neighborhoods and racial/ethnic groups.New Yorkers in East Harlem, Williamsburg-Bushwick and certain parts of the South Bronx are hospitalized for diabetes at 10 times the rate of people living on the Upper East Side. Residents in the most affected areas also die from diabetes at seven times the rate of New Yorkers in the least affected neighborhoods. Among racial/ethnic groups, black New Yorkers have the highest death rate from diabetes, dying at three times the rate of white New Yorkers. “Diabetes is hitting the city hard,” said Dr. Thomas R. Frieden, New York City Health Commissioner. “Tragically, it is hurting our low-income communities much more than others. With good management, we can prevent devastating complications of diabetes, such as heart disease, blindness, leg amputations and kidney failure.” New Yorkers with diabetes are now hospitalized at a rate nearly 80% higher than the national rate. And the cost of these hospitalizations has skyrocketed in recent years, hitting $481 million in 2003, up from $242 million in 1990. Figures drawn from national estimates of total diabetes costs, including lost productivity and other non-medical costs, suggest that the economic impact of diabetes in New York City exceeds $6 billion annually.“Diabetes is not only hurting our health, it’s hurting our wallets,” said Frieden. “The cost of treating diabetes is an unsustainable burden on our health system and economy. But even worse, behind these statistics are tragic individual stories that challenge our city and our health system to respond.”Diabetes Management is Key


Number of people with diabetes increases to 24 million

The most recent figures from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention show that 65 percent of U.S. adults, or about 129.6 million people, are either overweight or obese. In addition to decreasing quality of life and increasing the risk of premature death, obesity and overweight cost the Nation an estimated $117 billion in direct medical costs and indirect costs such as lost wages due to illness.NIH website

The data shown in these maps were collected through the CDC's Behaviorial Risk Factor Surveilance System.


Number of people with diabetes increases to 24 million

The Society believes that the therapeutic potential of low-carbohydrate diets for the treatment of obesity, diabetes and cardiovascular disease is under-investigated and under-utilized.

Atkins diet surprisingly effective in large-scale comparison study

By Mike Stobbe , The Associated Press

A low-carbohydrate diet is more effective in reducing

body weight than healthy eating in both diabetic and

non-diabetic subjects

P. A. Dyson, S. Beatty and D. R. Matthews, Oxford Centre for Diabetes, Endocrinology and Metabolism

A Steady, High-fat Diet Is Bad, But The News Gets Worse

ScienceDaily (Apr. 23, 2007)

Sirt1 protects against high-fat diet-induced metabolic damage.

Department of Psychiatry, Obesity Research Center, Genome Research Institute, University of Cincinnati College of Medicine


Number of people with diabetes increases to 24 million

Current recommendations have given way to large increases in disease. Despite scientific research telling us what constitutes a healthy diet, we are told by governing organizations to eat foods that have been proven to contribute to decline in public health.

  • Choose non-fat or low-fat dairy products for the great taste and nutrition without the saturated fat.

  • In the past, people with diabetes were warned to completely avoid sugar. Now experts agree that you can eat foods with sugar as long as you work them into your meal plan as you would for other carbohydrate-containing food.

  • People with diabetes can eat the same foods the family enjoys. About one-fourth of your plate should be filled with grains or starchy foods such as rice, pasta, potatoes, corn, or peas. Then, add a glass of non-fat milk and a small roll …

  • Carb-containing foods include bread, tortillas, rice, crackers, cereal, fruit, juice, milk, yogurt, potatoes, corn, and peas.  For many people, having about 45 to 60 grams at meals is about right.

  • ADA Website August 2008


Number of people with diabetes increases to 24 million

Our mission is to have the governing agencies eliminate the current dietary guidelines, acknowledge the scientific research supporting health through proper nutrition and fund further research in this area.

Weight Loss on a Low Carbohydrate, Mediterranean or Low Fat Diet

Dietary carbohydrate restriction induces a unique metabolic state positively affecting atherogenic dyslipidemia, fatty acid partitioning, and metabolic syndrome

Eggs modulate the inflammatory response to carbohydrate restricted diets in overweight men

Comparison of Low Fat and Low Carbohydrate Diets on Circulating Fatty Acid Composition and Markers of Inflammation

 Comparison of Low Fat and Low Carbohydrate Diets (416.56 kB)

Arguments in favor of ketogenic diets

A Randomized Trial Comparing a Very Low Carbohydrate Diet and a Calorie-Restricted Low Fat Diet on Body Weight and Cardiovascular Risk Factors in Healthy Women

A Low-Carbohydrate, Ketogenic Diet versus a Low-Fat Diet To Treat Obesity and Hyperlipidemia, A Randomized, Controlled Trial

Study Shows Low-Carb Diet Improves Cholesterol

Effects of a low-carbohydrate diet on weight loss and cardiovascular risk factor in overweight adolescents

New Duke Findings Corroborate Earlier Studies Demonstrating Benefits of Low-Carb Diet

University of Connecticut Studies Indicate Ketosis is Safe

Saturated Fat Does Not Pose Heart Disease Risk in Healthy Men

The low fat/low cholesterol diet is ineffective


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