"The nation's obesity epidemic is exacting a heavy toll: The rate of new diabetes cases nearly doubled in the United States in the past 10 years, the government said Thursday.Yep, Type 2 diabetes is fat person diabetes.
Nationally, the rate of new cases climbed from about 5 per 1,000 in the mid-1990s to 9 per 1,000 in the middle of this decade.
Roughly 90 percent of cases are Type 2 diabetes, the form linked to obesity."
"The report asked about diagnosed diabetes only. Because an estimated one in four diabetics have not been diagnosed, the findings probably underestimate the problem, said Angela Liese, a diabetes researcher at the University of South Carolina.Well, that's encouraging.
The underestimates may be particularly bad in the rural South and other areas where patients have trouble getting health care, she noted."
We can look forward to paying for even more fat, calorically irresponsible people and their likely to be fat nutritionally abused children.
Way to go, fatsos.