FACTS ON DIABETES & PRE-DIABETES:
- There are 25.8.0 million people in the United States who have diabetes.
- Only an estimated 18.1 million have been diagnosed, unfortunately,
- 7.0 million people are not aware that they have the disease.
- 79 million people have both fasting glucose and A1C levels of Pre-Diabetes
- Each day approximately 2,740 people are diagnosed with diabetes.
- About 1.9 million people will be diagnosed this year.
- Diabetes is a chronic disease that has no cure.
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Diabetes is a disease in which the body does not produce or properly use insulin, a hormone that is needed to convert sugar, starches and other food into energy needed for daily life. The cause of diabetes is a mystery, although both genetics and environmental factors such as obesity and lack of exercise appear to play roles.
There are two major types of diabetes:
An autoimmune disease in which the body does not produce any insulin, most often occurring in children and young adults. People with type 1 diabetes must take daily insulin injections to stay alive. Type 1 diabetes accounts for 5-10 percent of diabetes. Risk factors for type 1 diabetes include autoimmune, genetic, and environmental factors.
A metabolic disorder resulting from the body’s inability to make enough, or properly use, insulin. It is the most common form of the disease, accounting for 90-95 percent of diabetes. This form of the disease is associated with older age, obesity, family history of diabetes, prior history of gestational diabetes, impaired glucose tolerance, physical inactivity, and race/ethnicity. Type 2 diabetes is nearing epidemic proportions, due to an increased number of older Americans and a greater prevalence of obesity and sedentary lifestyles, and it is increasingly being diagnosed in children and adolescents. Often people with Type 2 Diabetes have no symptoms