According to the Centers for Disease Control, over 29 million Americans have diabetes and of those 29 million, one in four people do not know they have diabetes. Another alarming statistic is that currently, one in three people will develop Type II diabetes during their lifetime.
Risk factors include ethnicity, age, gestational diabetes during pregnancy, a history of inactivity, fat distribution and weight. Managing Type II diabetes requires patient vigilance as well as a commitment to a treatment program.
Currently, management and treatment options for Type II diabetes patients include:
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