Thursday, November 14, 2013

November 14th is National Diabetes Day!

I do not have diabetes but I have family members that do.  I truly believe that diabetic education is one of the ways that we can make a difference. Learning the signs and symptoms, ways we can possibly prevent and ways to support are key.
November 14th is National Diabetes DAY!
Here are just a few of the recent statistics on diabetes that I found on the internet:

  • Nearly 26 million children and adults in the United States have diabetes.
  • Another 79 million Americans have prediabetes and are at risk for developing type 2 diabetes.
  • The American Diabetes Association estimates that the total national cost of diagnosed diabetes in the United States is $245 billion.
  • Among U.S. residents aged 65 years and older, 10.9 million, or 26.9%, had diabetes in 2010
  • About 215,000 people younger than 20 years had diabetes (type 1 or type 2) in the United States in 2010.
  • About 1.9 million people aged 20 years or older were newly diagnosed with diabetes in 2010 in the United States.
  • In 2005–2008, based on fasting glucose or hemoglobin A1c levels, 35% of U.S. adults aged 20 years or older had prediabetes (50% of adults aged 65 years or older). Applying this percentage to the entire U.S. population in 2010 yields an estimated 79 million American adults aged 20 years or older with prediabetes.
  • Diabetes is the leading cause of kidney failure, nontraumatic lower-limb amputations, and new cases of blindness among adults in the United States.
  • Diabetes is a major cause of heart disease and stroke.
  • Diabetes is the seventh leading cause of death in the United States.
This is the scariest info I found!
18.8 million people
UNDIAGNOSED7.0 million people
I wanted to share this video on the National Prevention Plan on Type 2 Diabetes prevention and postponement.
We can make a difference!
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