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unskilledplay t1_j1gz23m wrote

The scope of the diabetes epidemic in the US is far worse than people seem to realize. It's truly frightening. 38% of Americans over 18 are pre-diabetic. Almost all of them will develop type 2 diabetes.

On one hand, the extreme prevalence of diabetes in the next 10, 20 and 20 years alone will ensure availability of insulin and other medications. On the other, without steps to prevent type 2 diabetes with diet and exercise, diabetes will become a leading cause of death.