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This might come as a shock, but 7 million people are undiagnosed for Diabetes in the U.S. and the disease kills more
Americans every year than AIDS and breast cancer combined. Here are a few things you should know from the
American Diabetes Association.
diabeteS 101: Diabetes is a
disease in which the body doesn’t
produce or properly use insulin,
a hormone necessary to convert
sugar, starches and other foods into
energy needed for body functions.
Costly disease: People
with diagnosed diabetes have
healthcare costs 2.3x higher than
what expenditures would be in the
absence of diabetes.
Drinking one can of soda per day
can raise your risk of developing
Type 2 Diabetes by 22%.
Silent killer: Diabetes
can go undetected for a long
time without symptoms. Many
people first become aware after
Common problem: It’s a
proven fact that as many as 1 in 3
American adults will have diabetes
By the numbers: An
estimated 5.8 million Americans,
or about 8.3% of the entire U.S.
population, have diabetes.
Listen up: Hearing loss is about
twice as common in adults with
diabetes as those adults who don’t
Doctors have found that men
whose testosterone levels are
consistently low have been found
to have a higher risk of developing
Type 2 Diabetes.
Fitness Matters: People
with a lot of visceral fat are
especially at risk.
More than 60% of
amputations occur in people
Heart Health: Those
diagnosed with diabetes have
heart disease death rates
about 4x higher.
Diabetes is the leading cause
of kidney failure and new
cases of blindness among
adults aged 20-74 years old.
For more facts, stats and to find out how to get involved with American Diabetes Association, call 305.477.8999 or visit Diabetes.org.