STATES CHRONICLE – Unfortunately, the number of diabetes cases is steadily increasing, especially in children. On November 1st, the Board of Supervisors has declared November to be the Diabetes Awareness Month. Dr. Jeffrey Gunzenhauser, who is the county’s interim health officer, has claimed that people should be more aware of the fact that diabetes is a severe disease, having a lot of harmful consequences upon the body.
In Los Angeles County, approximately 10% of the number of adults was diagnosed with diabetes. What is more, 40% of the population here is characterized as prediabetic. This illness had affected many people, continuously increasing the number of diabetics.
Currently, Los Angeles County registered approximately 758,000 diabetes cases. More than three-quarters of these diabetics have the Type 2 form illness. Scientists argued that Type 2 diabetes can be prevented by having a healthy diet and doing physical exercise.
Hilda Solis, who is a member of the Board of Supervisors, has revealed that diabetes is widespread in Latino residents. The underprivileged Latino and ethnic communities are more exposed to this disease. Researchers and medical staff are bound to encourage people suffering from this terrible disease.
Everybody needs to understand that there is a way to get better. Diabetes cases can decline in number if people become more aware of their diets and the need to exercise. Doctors are promoting preventive practices for people to avoid coping with the dreadful symptoms and effects of diabetes.
A controlled diet, based on healthy meals can only bring a lot of benefits for those people who are in suffer. The treatments for this disease can become very expensive. Instead of spending money on medication, you can do a lot of physical exercises, either in a park or a gym.
In Los Angeles County, the annual costs of treating this illness were estimated at six billion dollars. The number of prediabetics is also growing. The term prediabetic is used for those persons who have an increased level of sugar in their blood, but not high enough to be diagnosed and categorized as a diabetic.
The Department of Public Health is currently developing a program due to help locals identify their health condition. Nevertheless, they are also struggling to prevent the apparition of this disease.
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