Some weekly health news insights….

UnknownAmerica is becoming a nation of diabetics. Not Type 1 diabetes, which is a hormonal disease, type 2 diabetes, which is a lifestyle condition that now affects one in four adults over 65 in the U.S. with one in three over the age of 20 prediabetic. The American Diabetes Association estimates that diabetes costs the American health care system more than $245 billion per year, in direct medical costs and reduced productivity. Worse, we can expect to spend billions of dollars more in health care costs for an increasing population of diabetics.  Even if all prescription drugs were free healthcare costs would still increase because we aren’t a healthy nation. Continue reading