Did You Know?

Facts about diabetes

  • There is an alarming increase in the number of people who develop Type 2 diabetes.
  • African Americans are at high risk for diabetes as compared to the general population.
  • There are at least four serious complications of diabetes: heart disease, blindness, kidney disease and nerve damage.
  • There are approximately 26 million adult and children in the US today that are living with diabetes.
  • Diabetes affects members of our families at all ages.
  • Diabetes can be controlled.

Diabetes is an epidemic

People younger than 20 years of age—-215, 000 have diabetes

Adults 20 years or older—-25.6 million have diabetes

Seniors 65 years or older—-10.9 million (25%)

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