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About Lucian Personal Trainer

Health Coach and Personal Trainer Lucian earned a B.Sc. in Sports Science (Hons) from the University of Greenwich in 2013. He is a certified Personal Trainer REPs Level 3 (REPs UK) and a certified Exercise Instructor for Specific Controlled Conditions (REPs UK).

Diabetes doubles over two decades

Someone is really rubbing their hands at so much new business!

The Chart

The prevalence of diabetes in the United States has nearly doubled in the past two decades, according to a study published Monday in the Annals of Internal Medicine.

The study authors found that this rise in diabetes from 5.5% to 9.3% of the U.S. population over the last 20 years paralleled the growing rate of obesity in America.

Better screening tools such as a hemoglobin A1c diagnostic test have also helped physicians identify more diabetes cases, the researchers say.

In 1988, about 16% of individuals who met the criteria for diabetes were not diagnosed by a physician. That number fell to 11% in 2010. Because the total number of diabetics in the United States has increased to nearly 21 million, the study authors say the number of estimated undiagnosed cases — around 2.3. million — has remained the same over the last two decades.

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