How many people have diabetes right now?

If you're someone who's interested in diabetes, or are concerned that either you or someone you know may have the illness, it's only natural to wonder how many other people have diabetes right now. Needless to say, it's oftentimes difficult to come up with exact figures, but in the United States alone, it's estimated that upwards of 30 million people have diabetes.

In addition to the 30 million people who have been diagnosed with diabetes, approximately 10 million more have not been diagnosed, or have a condition referred to as pre-diabetes. Some news headlines have attempted to link diabetes with obesity. There's actually some truth to that.

The overwhelming reason why so many people are being diagnosed with diabetes is because they lead sedentary lifestyles, and are not being careful with what they eat. You may be wondering whether or not avoiding diabetes is even possible if you're not somebody who is willing to exercise on a daily basis. The good news is that you don't have to become fanatical about diet and exercise to either avoid diabetes entirely, or to reverse the effects of type II diabetes within about 30 days.

What matters most is that you first gain a better understanding of your own current state of health and wellness. Here are a few questions that can help you determine whether or not you're at risk for either already having diabetes, or potentially being diagnosed with the disease in the near future.

Are you exercising at least two or three times a week, for at least 45 minutes during each exercise session? Are you consuming more than 75 grams of carbohydrates in any given meal throughout the day? Do you find yourself snacking on candy and other types of food that consists largely of processed sugars?

Depending on how you answer those questions, you'll start to get a little bit of insight as to whether or not you're on a path that could ultimately lead to the diagnosis of diabetes, or if you might even potentially already be in a state oftentimes referred to as pre-diabetes.

The most important thing for you to understand is that type II diabetes, which is the most common type of diabetes, can be controlled and even reversed with proper nutrition and exercise.

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