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Most Americans don’t know they have
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Posted By: AltaD, 12/5/2023 2:15:08 PM

More than one-third of US adults has prediabetes, a serious condition that can lead to type 2 diabetes. And a whopping 80% of those people don’t even know they have prediabetes, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. But the CDC is pushing back on the rise in type 2 diabetes with a “Be Your Own Hero” initiative aimed at getting people to take a one-minute prediabetes test so they can delay or prevent type 2 diabetes. “Diabetes is a devastating public health problem, and I cannot overstate the toll that it continues to take on millions of people across the United States,” Dr. Christopher Holliday, director of the CDC’s Division

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Reply 1 - Posted by: AltaD 12/5/2023 2:19:29 PM (No. 1611119)
If 80% of the people with prediabetes don't know they have it, how does the CDC know these people have it?
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Reply 2 - Posted by: marbles 12/5/2023 2:20:35 PM (No. 1611120)
# 1 They don't but if makes for good hysteria.
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Reply 3 - Posted by: MaxWedge 12/5/2023 2:27:02 PM (No. 1611126)
I stopped reading when I got to the CDC,..............
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Reply 4 - Posted by: wilarrbie 12/5/2023 2:41:01 PM (No. 1611133)
If it ain't that - it'll be something else. And they have tests, pills, and procedures for all of it. Here - poop in this envelope and mail it off, we'll schedule your death-plan glide path for the rest of your pitiful life. Or as long as your bank account holds out.
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Reply 5 - Posted by: Kate318 12/5/2023 2:49:49 PM (No. 1611139)
Pre-diabetes is another modern medical scam. It exists to sell medication to treat it.
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Reply 6 - Posted by: LC Chihuahua 12/5/2023 3:00:42 PM (No. 1611149)
I'm guessing one of the pharmaceuticals came out with a new test or medication. Lower the test numbers and more people are diabetic and sell for meds.
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Reply 7 - Posted by: Flyball Dogs 12/5/2023 3:02:24 PM (No. 1611150)
#3, I got down to “anonymous.” FTA: “ The online prediabetes test — which is completely anonymous….” Obey donkey then. Another “instrument” to find out more about you. As if knowing wer’re Trump supporters isn’t enough. They’ll use our “health” to mandate something to make us safer (I.e., a diet of roaches or beetles.) I want my country back.
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Reply 8 - Posted by: mc squared 12/5/2023 3:09:22 PM (No. 1611155)
Promoted by the CDC and the Ad Council? I'll stick with my witchdoctor, thanks - I trust him.
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Reply 9 - Posted by: padiva 12/5/2023 3:22:52 PM (No. 1611157)
It's kinda like: Statistics show that 5 out of 10 people don't have a will. Statistics also show that 10 out of 10 people will need a will.
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Reply 10 - Posted by: joew9 12/5/2023 4:02:18 PM (No. 1611170)
In the hospital recently some doctor speculated that I might have diabetes. He didn't even consult with me. But he ordered the nurses to come in and poke me every two hours. I never scored anything but normal. Finally I had to complain loudly to get them to stop. My fingers were sore. The tests were charged to Medicare and I have learned that Medicare leaks like a sieve. A few weeks later I began getting calls from India about various diabetes equipment. I get a call every day now. Before Medicare I went to the bone doctor about my knee. No problem. Then a couple years later I was on Medicare and I went to the same doctor about my knee again. Within a week I started getting calls from India about all kinds of devices. HIPPA apparently does not apply to the government.
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Reply 11 - Posted by: enemyofthestate 12/5/2023 4:16:06 PM (No. 1611174)
Ha ha ha ha and ha... "the online prediabetes test — which is completely anonymous." Do you believe that?!? After the years of CDC propaganda?
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Reply 12 - Posted by: Sorosisbehindit 12/5/2023 5:37:05 PM (No. 1611198)
Never trust this government, or that idiot from your insurance company that wants to come into your home, with additional personal medical information. You can barely trust your own doctor.
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Reply 13 - Posted by: Norway 12/5/2023 5:58:11 PM (No. 1611203)
I took the test. It's biased. My only marker was HBP. I'm not overweight, I exercise, no family history and I'm 70. This test is designed to make everyone 'pre-diabetic.' Based on this test, I've been 'pre-diabetic' for the past 30 years!
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Reply 14 - Posted by: Catherine 12/5/2023 6:06:34 PM (No. 1611209)
I became diabetic in 2007. Back then, blood sugar between 90-190 was acceptable and an A1C of 7 or lower was fine. Then the boom is ultra expensive diabetes meds happened. I take three different pills that total around $3000/month. I am a real diabetic, tho. My friend has an A1C of 5.5, consistently, which is perfect. Her dr wants to put her on insulin. These new numbers are dangerous but this is what pharmaceutical companies have going for them. They lowered acceptable blood pressure numbers so most of us have high blood pressure and they've lowered acceptable for cholesterol so all of us need statins. The new numbers in everything is simply to sell more expensive meds.
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Reply 15 - Posted by: DVC 12/5/2023 7:06:25 PM (No. 1611235)
Diabetes can be a serious problem, I know people who have lost feet to this disease, very unfortunate. It seems to be endemic in the black population in the USA, not sure why, but since obesity is related, and a huge number of blacks, especially women are extremely overweight, perhaps that's the factor. Anyone who is overweight is at risk, but there are other factors. One friend was warned when he was in his middle 40s that he was headed to Type 2 diabetes. He dropped about 25 lbs and kept it off, ate more salads and a few other changes and when he died in his early 70s he was free of diabetes, it was pancreatic cancer which got him.
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Reply 16 - Posted by: philsner 12/5/2023 8:06:08 PM (No. 1611249)
When the CDC speaks - people laugh.
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Reply 17 - Posted by: anniebc 12/5/2023 8:18:57 PM (No. 1611261)
Everyone is pre-diabetic, and we're all Vitamin D deficient. All thin women are pre-Osteoporosis. They tried to put me on meds in my thirties, and I said not today. That was more than 15 years ago.
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Reply 18 - Posted by: Venturer 12/6/2023 1:14:32 AM (No. 1611365)
If you are over 60 your Doctor will tell you you have pre diabetes.
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Reply 19 - Posted by: DVC 12/6/2023 1:25:30 AM (No. 1611368)
#17, if you live north of about 10 degrees from the equator, and live mostly indoors, you ARE deficient on Vitamin D at least 4 months of the year. Most of us in North America are deficient at least 6-7 months a year. You cannot manufacture enough Vitamin D, no matter what you do, in the late fall, winter and early spring months at these latitudes, even if you sun an lot, because the critical sunlight frequencies are filtered out by the lower sun angle, more length of air passage means just not enough of the correct light frequencies to make the needed amounts of Vitamin D. It's pretty cheap, pretty much cannot overdose. A healthy adult with a swimsuit on and in the summer can make 20,000 to 40,000 units of Vitamin D in an hour or two of full sun. Taking 5,000 or so per day, every day, is a cheap way to boost your immune system. Modern research shows that VItamin D helps regulate so many of our bodily systems it's very necessary - which is why it is the only Vitamin that our bodies will manufacture if it gets the chance. Climbing down from my soapbox. As the saying goes "If you don't believe me, look it up."
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Reply 20 - Posted by: Trigger2 12/6/2023 3:17:12 AM (No. 1611389)
Take statins and become pre-diabetic. I know. I was one of them.
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