Diabetes and Obesity affect EVERY other American and one in four kids? Type 2 diabetes or pre-diabetes. Type 2 diabetes in America has tripled since the 1980s, and researchers estimate one in three Americans will have diabetes by 2050. More than one-third of American adults are obese. And one in three Medicare dollars is spent on diabetes making - it the biggest driver of our federal debt. Sadly, these numbers continue to increase.
Overall, it’s not a pretty picture, and experts predict things will only become worse. Type 2 Diabetes is associated with the following chronic illnesses and diseases: