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Diabetes Is Likely to Affect More People Below 20 in the U.S

Diabetes will be a persistent illness as far as the U.S. is concerned. New surveys confirm a surge in the number of affected people. Shockingly, the results indicate people in their 20s getting affected drastically. 

“This new research should be a wake-up call for all of us. It’s vital that we focus our efforts on ensuring all Americans, especially our young people, are the healthiest they can be. The COVID-19 pandemic underscored how critically important it is to address chronic diseases, like diabetes. This study further highlights the importance of continuing efforts to prevent and manage chronic diseases, not only for our current population but also for generations to come,”,” said Debra Houry, MD, MPH, Acting Principal of the Center for Disease Control.

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The period of study is between 2017 to 2060. The details of the study are available in Diabetes Care.

The study and its subsequent results are an eye-opener for the medical world. It is undoubtedly a cause for worry, but the numbers are alarming this time.

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If we go by the statistics and data associated with the study, In 2060, there might be 220,000 young individuals with type 2 diabetes, a nearly 700% rise, and there could be 65% more young people with type 1 diabetes.

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