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diabetes is rapidly growing throught the u.s.One article from an ADA (American Diabetes Association) representative stated that an estimated 10 percent of the U.S. American population has Diabetes. Both Type 1 and Type 2 Diabetes has skyrocketed a whopping 61 percent since the early part of the 1990′s. To compound matters, more people have died from complications of the disease than from both aids and breast cancer… combined!!??

On a postive note, great advances have been made in the area of diabetes research and living with the disease has become some what maneagable… Over the past 60 years diabetes patients have gone from having to check their blood sugar levels using a test tube over an alcohol flame lamp (which had very unstable result readings) to being able to get fairly stable blood sugar levels within minutes of inserting a small drop of blood into a tiny computerized meter that will fit into the palm your hand. They have gone from having to use large painful horse syringes for insulin dosages to being able give self injections using very fine and thin needles. 

That being said, diabetes is rapidly growing in the U.S. and there are currently 24 million people with the disease. More people are being diagnosed with the ailment than ever before, and while managing diabetes has become more convenient it is still a very far cry away from having a cure. 

 

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