BY VANESSA CACERES: With the rise in Type 2 diabetes among adults, you may wonder if there’s also an increase among children and young adults. Turns out, there sure is.
A large study called SEARCH for Diabetes in Youth found that newly diagnosed cases of Type 2 diabetes in children and teens increased by about 4.8 percent in each year of the study’s period between 2002 and 2012. (read more)
BY OWAIN CLARKE: The proportion of diabetics who go blind or suffer sight loss has almost halved since a new national retinopathy screening programme started in 2007.
Swansea University research over eight years has now been published in the British Medical Journal.
New certifications for severe sigh impairment have fallen from 31.3 to 15.8 per 100,000 people. (read more)
BY SUE DAUGHERTY: Lifestyle — specifically physical activity and food choices — is such an important factor when it comes to how well one lives with diabetes.
There are those who are “controlled” and those who are “uncontrolled” diabetics. Some have come to realize how awfully expensive it is to be an insulin dependent diabetic. Although not specific to older Americans, the American Diabetes Association website reports, “People diagnosed diabetic incur average medical expenditures of about $13,700 per year, of which about $7,900 is attributed to diabetes.” (read more)