November is National Diabetes Month. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, diabetes affects 26 million Americans, with 19 million people diagnosed and 7 million undiagnosed. And over three times that many, an estimated 79 million American adults aged 20 years or older, have prediabetes, a condition which puts them at high risk for developing this serious chronic illness.
We’ve gathered blog posts about Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH) research and treatments for addressing an illness that has become an epidemic.
Athletes aren’t the only ones who can benefit from coaching. A BWH research study found that diabetes patients who receive regular counseling take less time to lower blood glucose, blood pressure, and cholesterol levels.
Drinking sugar-sweetened beverages may cause weight gain and lead to the development of chronic diseases like diabetes. Some research studies show that adults who consume the highest levels of sugar-sweetened beverages had a 26 percent higher risk of developing type 2 diabetes compared to people who consume the lowest levels.