Trendy Tendencias: US & Mexico

Blog following and discussing new trends, specifically in the US and in Mexico.

Tuesday, June 14, 2005

Diabetes in Mexico

El Universal recently published an article discussing the sharp increase of Diabetes in Mexico. One of the biggest reasons this is happening is related to a previous post of mine on the increased consumption of Instant Soups - dietary habits are drastically changing, and not for the better.

From the article:

"According to the Mexican Health Secretariat, the number of patients with diabetes grew seven times in the last 20 years, making the disease the fourth highest cause of death in Mexico."
If this problem continues to grow, it will cause serious economic hardship for the healthcare system here in Mexico. Education is also going to be an issue, as it is estimated that 35% of diabetics in Mexico don't even know they have it. Of all of Mexico, the border areas are the most at risk and have higher rates overall of Diabetes and obesity.

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3 Comments:

At 4:51 PM, Anonymous Apocaliptico said...

Salvemos al planeta!

The human race to destroy himself, we have a bad nourishing habits. But we can to learn and teach, is not difficult.

 
At 12:47 PM, Blogger Rebecca Carter said...

I agree that sometimes education is the only thing that's missing...

 
At 12:06 AM, Blogger Scott said...

Interesting blog you have here, I landed here on accident. I was searching for something else and came across your site. I found it pretty interesting and entertaining. I got you book marked.

I will pop back in from time to time to see what you have new here.

My site is a bit different than yours, but just as entertaining and educational, I run a canine diabetes related site pertaining to canine diabetes related articles.

 

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