Healthy People 2020 Update on Diabetes and Chronic Kidney Disease
Healthy People 2020
provides 10-year, national goals and objectives for improving the health of all Americans. It is a partnership of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and other federal agencies, public stakeholders, and an advisory committee. The following is an update on diabetes and chronic kidney disease (CKD).
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- 29 million adults in the United States have diabetes.
- The number of and health impact from diabetes-related complications have declined substantially.
- 2 out of every 5 Americans are expected to develop type 2 diabetes during their lifetime.
- Effective lifestyle-change programs for high-risk individuals and healthy communities to reduce risk in the population as a whole are both needed to prevent type 2 diabetes.
- More than 35% of adults with diabetes have CKD.
- The final stage of CKD is kidney failure, or end-stage renal disease (ESRD), a devastating condition that has been increasing for decades.
- Because CKD often develops slowly and with few symptoms, many people with the condition don't realize they're sick until the disease is advanced.
- Patients with CKD are increasingly getting the recommended medical tests.
- ESRD has begun a slow decline, especially among persons with diabetes.
- Treatment of ESRD is mostly dialysis and there has been marked improvement in death rates.
Helping to prevent type 2 diabetes
is another important step in preventing kidney disease. Studies have shown that overweight people at higher risk for type 2 diabetes can prevent or delay the disease by losing 5 to 7 percent of their body weight, or 10 to 14 pounds for a 200-pound person. You can do that by eating healthier and getting 150 minutes of physical activity each week. To learn more about the National Diabetes Prevention Program, which is led by the CDC, click: http://www.cdc.gov/diabetes/prevention/about.htm
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