I. Diabetes is the seventh leading cause of death listed in the United States. When first
diagnosed with diabetes patients may often be confused by how their lifestyle will have to
change. Some patients may not even know how serious the complications may be. This
information is to help not only the people who are affected by diabetes but also to inform
everyone on how to help prevent the onset of diabetes.
1. “Total: 25.8 million people, or 8.3% of the U.S. population, have diabetes.
Diagnosed: 18.8 million people
Undiagnosed: 7.0 million people”
2. “Among adults with diagnosed diabetes (type 1 or type 2), 12% take insulin only, 14%
take both insulin and oral medication, 58% take oral medication only, and 16% do not take either
insulin or oral medication.”
3. “Age 20 years or older: 25.6 million, or 11.3% of all people in this age group, have
Age 65 years or older: 10.9 million, or 26.9% of all people in this age group, have diabetes.
Men: 13.0 million, or 11.8% of all men aged 20 years or older, have diabetes.
Women: 12.6 million, or 10.8% of all women aged 20 years or older, have diabetes.
Non-Hispanic whites: 15.7 million, or 10.2% of all non-Hispanic whites aged 20 years or older,
Non-Hispanic blacks: 4.9 million, or 18.7% of all non-Hispanic blacks aged 20 years or older,
Type 1 diabetes also called “juvenile diabetes”.
The body needs a hormone called insulin, insulin is used to help convert sugar into
Type 1 Occurs in children and young adults.
“Diabetes is the seventh leading cause of death in the United States.”
Type 2 diabetes
More commonly called Adult onset diabetes.
The body does not make enough insulin or the cells ignore insulin.
Type 2 is the most common form of diabetes.
People often do not realize how deadly and complicated diabetes is. Diabetes is a disease...