As the western world becomes progressively heavier and heavier, some chronic illnesses such as obesity, diabetes, and heart disease become more common. Most common forms of diabetes are not hereditary can be avoided through proper diet and exercise. More people have diabetes now than ever recorded in human history. This generation is the first one expected to not outlive the previous one.
In the U.S. alone, nearly ten percent of the population has diabetes. And, as American-style diets become more popular around the world, other countries are seeing their diabetes rates rise, as well. We need to take action to help people everywhere pursue healthy diets, get more active and reduce their diabetes risk.
Diabetes is becoming more and more of an issue across the globe to the point of becoming an epidemic. Now more than ever, we must be conscious of what we are putting into our bodies and our children's bodies. Diabetes is an incredibly serious condition that needs to be handled with a much greater care and attention.
An epidemic is defined as the rapid spread of disease amongst a large number of people, generally within a short time span. Recently, the prevalence of diabetes has skyrocketed. Currently, about 8% of the population in the United States has some form of diabetes. However, this number is rising - not only in the United States, but globally.