The rate of Americans being diagnosed with diabetes isn’t slowing, and the Covid-19 pandemic has only heightened the risks and concerns about this debilitating chronic disease.
According to the American Diabetes Association, 1.5 million people will be diagnosed with diabetes this year. So why aren’t more people talking about it? The pandemic may have shifted collective attention. After all, a nation in health crisis mode can only focus on so many issues at once. Still, hospitalizations and deaths from diabetes or related complications were just behind the elderly and nursing home residents.