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Did You Know?

1) 2200 new cases of diabetes are diagnosed each day?

2) 16 million americans have diabetes and aren't aware of it?

3) 10,000 baby boomers are turning 50 each and every day?

4) There has been a 63% increase of diabetes over the past ten years?

Total prevalence of diabetes in people aged 20 years or older, by age group—United States, 2002


Source: 1999–2001 National Health Interview Survey and 1999-2000 National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey estimates projected to year 2002

 
Nerve Damage
About 60-70% of people with diabetes have mild to severe forms of diabetic nerve damage, which in severe forms can lead to lower limb amputations.
 
Limb Amputations
The Center of Disease Control estimated that there were over 90,000 lower limb amputations last year. It is estimated that 85% of those could have been prevented with proper foot care.

 

Age-Adjusted total prevalence of diabetes in people aged 20 years or older, by race/ethnicity—United States, 2002

Source: 1999–2001 National Health Interview Survey and 1999-2000 National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey estimates projected to year 2002.


Insulin Production
Pork-based insulin was first produced for human use in 1921 at a time when some diabetics died within six weeks of being diagnosed with the disease. Today insulin is synthetically produced. Both pork insulin and the synthetic version have been credited with saving millions of lives.
 
Heart Disease
Heart disease is the leading cause of diabetes-related deaths. Adults with diabetes have heart disease death rates about 2 to 4 times higher than adults without diabetes.

 

Number of new cases of diagnosed diabetes in people aged 20 years or older, by age group—United States, 2002


Source: 1999–2001 National Health Interview Survey estimates projected to year 2002

 

Blindness

Diabetes is the leading cause of new cases of blindness among adults aged 20-74 years. Diabetic retinopathy causes 12,000 to 24,000 new cases of blindness each year.
 
Silent Killer
Diabetes is a chronic disease and a silent killer. 17 million Americans have diabetes and more than 1,000,000 are newly diagnosed each year. Diabetes is the nation's fifth deadliest disease, killing almost 280,000 people annually. In 2002, diabetes cost the United States $132 billion, up from $98 billion in 1997. A major risk factor for heart disease and stroke, diabetes is also the leading cause of blindness, kidney failure and amputations.