Almost 30 million children and adults in the U.S. have diabetes; while 86 million people in the U.S. have prediabetes. Only 9 million people with prediabetes have been told they have it, meaning 77 million people are walking around the U.S. today on a crash course to one of the most damaging chronic diseases known to man and don’t even know it. And here is the kicker… it is all preventable!
The economic impact of diabetes is massive. Diabetes costs the U.S. economy $245 billion per year. Patients with diabetes have healthcare costs that are 2.3 times higher than patients without diabetes. Diabetes contributes to over 234,000 deaths per year in the U.S. and a far larger toll in quality of life.
60-70% of patients with diabetes suffer with neuropathy (numbness/tingling/burning/loss of sensation). Kidney failure is a large contributor to morbidity and loss of quality of life in diabetic patients.
Do you have blood sugar control issues? Do you have a family history of diabetes? Do you currently have insulin resistance, prediabetes, or diabetes?
Did you know that there are 4 types of diabetes?:
- Type 1 Diabetes – Autoimmune
- Type 2 Diabetes – Lifestyle Induced
- Type 1.5 Diabetes – Type 2 which becomes Type 1
- Type 3 Diabetes – also known as Alzheimer’s Disease
Blood sugar dysregulation and diabetes are issues that are reversible. Just because your parents have diabetes does not mean you have to.
Dr. Bartemus works with patients daily that fall all over the Dysglycemia/Diabetes spectrum. If you fear developing diabetes or you have already developed it, you are not hopeless. There are many non-drug strategies available to you to optimize your health and quality of life. To find out how to take advantage of them, call us today, 704-895-2240.