Looking deeper into our health.
Originally posted on News One:
The U.S. has seen a sharp rise in the rates of diabetes over the past two decades, with 29.1 million Americans, or 9.3% of the population affected, according to the latest statistics from the American Diabetes Association.
Diabetes occurs when a person has high blood glucose or blood sugar, either because insulin production is inadequate, or because the body’s cells do not respond properly to insulin, or both, according to Medical News Today. And African Americans are from 1.4 to 2.2 times more likely to be diagnosed with the disease than Whites, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, citing various studies.
Age 40 is about when some adults begin to show signs of diabetes, according to a report at Healthline. Some symptoms include frequent urination, thirst and weight loss or gain, which are similar to the what occurs during the aging…
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