100,000 U.S. Deaths Due To Diabetes In 2021, Second Year In A Row
More than 100,000 Americans have died from diabetes for the second year in a row, Reuters reported. The surge in deaths was partly due to missed treatment and diagnosis due to the COVID-19 pandemic, according to experts.
“The large number of diabetes deaths for a second year in a row is certainly a cause for alarm,” Dr. Paul Hsu, an epidemiologist at UCLA’s Fielding School of Public Health, told Reuters. “Type 2 diabetes itself is relatively preventable, so it’s even more tragic that so many deaths are occurring.”