Diabetes mellitus is the most common endocrine disorder in youth and research notes that its type I diabetes is increasing by 2.5% to 3% each year throughout the world (48). The projected incidence is 50 per 100,000 a year in Finland and over 30 in many countries for an overall increase of 40% from 1998 to 2010; this will result in an incidence of 22 per 100,000 in the United States and 36.7 in Western Australia (48). Type 2 diabetes mellitus is increasing even faster because of such factors as the major increase in obesity (49).
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All you need is a proper diet of fresh fruits and vegetables and get plenty of exercise and you'll be fine. Ever heard those words from your doctor? If that's all heshe recommends then you're missing out an important ingredient for health that he's not telling you. Fact is that you can adhere to the strictest diet, watch everything you eat and get the exercise of amarathon runner and still come down with diabetic complications. Diet, exercise and standard drug treatments simply aren't enough to help keep your diabetes under control.