Diabetes is common, chronic and controllable
- Over 25 million people (8.3%) in the U.S. have diabetes.
- Another 79 million Americans have pre-diabetes.
- Type 2 diabetes (adult-onset) is now starting to develop in children.
- One in three people born in the U.S.after the year 2000 will develop diabetes.
- Our cultural environment is a major factor: fast food, big portions and inactivity.
- It is now becoming a worldwide epidemic.
- It is a serious, urgent, lifelong disease requiring changing treatment over time.
- Continuous research is being performed to prevent and cure the disease.
- Improved outcomes and quality of life continue to advance with:
- New medications that work better and are easier to use.
- Glucose meters that are faster, smaller and more accurate.
- Good management depends on you.
- Diabetes education is the starting point; lifelong encouragement and support tools keep you on track.
- Your physician and other diabetes team members are always available Prevention and wellness.