U.S.-- The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says that by 2050, one-third of American adults will likely be diabetic. Since the U.S. already spends more than $175 billion a year for diabetes, health officials are getting worried.
Obesity numbers are getting higher, which is linked to type two diabetes. One study says more than 66% of Texas adults are overweight, ranking Texas 13th in the nation for obesity. It also says 9.8% have diabetes in Texas, putting it 9th in the nation.
Doctors say the best way to prevent diabetes is to drop the pounds. They say if an overweight person loses 5-7 percent of their current weight, it can greatly decrease the risk of diabetes.