Since 2008, the researchers have found that, the rate of diabetes seems to be stabilizing again. Though, way back in 2012, the rate was 8.3%, which is almost similar to the newly diagnosed diabetic patients.
Linda Geiss states, that there seems to be a possible slowing in the Diabetic epidemic, study published on September 23rd in the journal JAMA.
Yet, since 1990, there is an increase in the diabetes rates by double, and the situation stays a public health fear, researchers told.
On the other hand, not every one of them experienced the plateauing tendency. The researchers told that, when it comes to racial groups, there seems a constant increase of diabetes amongst Black and Hispanic adults. Particularly, these groups of people are more expected to have the diabetic epidemic as compared to the whites, previous studies claimed. According to the recent results of the study, the rate is continuously increasing amid people who are students of high school or less.
According to CDC report of 2012, in United States more than 29mn people suffer from type-2 diabetes, and other 82mn people are at pre-diabetes stage, a condition when body sugar level increase abnormally usually results in diabetes. It also revealed in the report that, almost 1.7mn people were newly diagnosed with diabetes.
In past two decades, the growing rate of diabetes have linked a variety of factors, which include the aging factor of population, increased rate of obesity and people having inactive lifestyle, all these are risk factors of type-2 diabetes.
Researchers say that, it is very difficult to analyze the causes behind this new change in trend. It is quite possible that the decrease in obesity could leads towards the decrease in diabetes. Present rate of obesity in United States is equal to the rate which was present in 2004, suggested by researchers.