Diabetes Claimed 100,000 Lives in US for 2nd Year in a Row

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Diabetes Claimed 100,000 Lives in US for 2nd Year in a Row

Diabetes Claimed 100,000 Lives in US, for 2nd Year in a Row.

The data on deaths due to diabetes was compiled by the Centers for Disease Control and analyzed by the news organization Reuters.

The 2021 death toll in the U.S. attributed to diabetes has alarmed both health professionals and federal lawmakers.

The large number of diabetes deaths for a second year in a row is certainly a cause for alarm, Dr. Paul Hsu, UCLA's Fielding School of Public Health, via Reuters.

Type 2 diabetes itself is relatively preventable, so it's even more tragic that so many deaths are occurring, Dr. Paul Hsu, UCLA's Fielding School of Public Health, via Reuters.

The National Clinical Care Commission is calling for a concerted effort to curtail the presence of diabetes in the U.S. Diabetes in the U.S. cannot simply be viewed as a medical or health care problem, , National Clinical Care Commission Report, via Reuters.

... but also must be addressed as a societal problem that cuts across many sectors, including food, housing, commerce, transportation and the environment, National Clinical Care Commission Report, via Reuters.

Health professionals also say that the current most effective strategies for curing diabetes are those focused on prevention.

We arenโ€™t going to cure the problem of diabetes in the United States with medical interventions, Dr. William Herman, University of Michigan, via Reuters.

The idea is to pull something together across federal agencies, so they are systematically talking to one another, Dr. William Herman, University of Michigan, via Reuters.

While the onset of the COVID pandemic has undoubtedly played a significant role in the uptick of cases of diabetes.

Lawmakers reiterated the challenges posed by the disease before 2020.

People with diabetes and other chronic illnesses were already facing challenges well before the pandemic hit, and COVID has only made these problems worse, U.S. Senator Patty Murray, Senate Health Committee, via Reuters.

It is absolutely crucial to research and find solutions to better support diabetes patients and get them the care they need, U.S. Senator Patty Murray, Senate Health Committee, via Reuters


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