According to data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, approximately 84 million adults in the United States currently have prediabetes – and this number continues to rise. It is estimated that nearly 90% of individuals suffering from prediabetes are unaware of their condition, putting them at a high risk of type 2 diabetes development, heart disease, and other serious cardiometabolic complications. Both patients and physicians should know and understand the various risk factors contributing to prediabetes and type 2 diabetes to help mitigate the progression of the condition as well as its comorbidities.
New research reveals that current statistics greatly underestimate the number of people suffering from inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD). While the CDC estimates approximately 1 to 1.3 million Americans suffer from IBD, the number of people affected by the condition could be as much as three times higher than previously believed.