Younger patients with diabetes more often skipping visits

Younger patients with diabetes more often skipping visits

(HealthDay)—One in every five young American adults with diabetes hasn't seen a doctor in the past six months, according to a February data brief published by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's National Center for Health Statistics.

Researchers at the CDC looked at 2013 government health data on 3,589 adults with diabetes. They found that adherence to care recommendations rose with age: 81.1 percent of people aged 18 to 39 had seen a professional over the past six months, compared to 88.9 percent of those aged 40 to 64, and 93.3 percent of those aged 65 or older.

Young patients were much less likely to have consulted with either an eye or foot doctor over the past year, compared to . The researchers also found that the number of patients taking a diabetes medication rose with age—from about 71 percent of those aged 18 to 39, to 86.5 percent of those over 65.

"Ongoing medical care is recommended for persons of any age who have diabetes in order to manage levels of glucose, obtain preventive care services, and treat diabetes-related complications," the authors write.


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Feb 03, 2015
There is something wrong with either our food or our environment in the U.S....or there is something genetic (but how)?

It's not just about "sugar" because it doesn't magically go away for people who eat controlled diets.

Mitochondria, but what is damaging mitochondria that fast?

Is this related to the "Asexual white woman" problem?

Low hormones related to drive?

GMO food?!

We are eating enormous amounts of corn products and other products directly or indirectly derived from GMO foods with genetic molecular pesticide in them.

Young people don't see doctors because they don't have good insurance programs. You have to make money to buy insurance, and many people spend the first 35 years or so of their lives either learning or paying off the debts from learning, so they don't have as much insurance and they only go to the doctor when they have symptoms.

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