Diabetes is a long-lasting health condition that occurs when the pancreas is no longer able to make insulin, or when the insulin produced by the pancreas cannot be put to good use by the body, resulting in elevated levels of (or ).
Over time, this can lead to damage to the heart, eyes, kidneys, nerves, and blood vessels. The with diabetes in the United States is continuing to grow at a concerning rate.
This has become so prevalent that it has reached the top ten list for leading in the United States. To better understand diabetes and if your loved one may be at risk, it’s important to stay updated on the current statistics.
Here are five statistics to know about diabetes:
According to the 37.3 million people have diabetes. , a total of
According to the 1.4 million Americans are diagnosed with diabetes every year. (ADA),
According to the diabetes was the eighth leading in the United States in 2021, based on the 102,188 death certificates listing diabetes as an underlying .,
To learn more about diabetes, some good on the ( ) website or the Statistics About Diabetes article on the website. are the
is important to understanding tips.
According to the Statistics About Diabetes article on the website, when it comes to the in the overall , 37.3 million people of all ages—or 11.3% of the —had diabetes in 2019.
People of a certain are more likely to develop and , including African American, or Latino, and Asian American people.
The and the Diabetes Report Card. The offers data on , , complications, cost, and more. The Diabetes Report Card offers current information on diabetes and at the national and state level. offers access to the latest information on and statistics on the
According to the 45 years and older., the risk of being diagnosed with and is more prevalent in people
Diabetes is a long-lasting health condition that occurs when the pancreas is no longer able to make insulin, or when the insulin produced by the pancreas cannot be put to good use by the body, resulting in elevated levels of (or ). Over time, diabetes can lead to , vision loss, and .
There are three main : , and .
is believed to be caused by an autoimmune reaction that stops your body from making insulin. It’s usually diagnosed in , including children, teens, and young adults. People with need to take insulin every day in order to survive.
can occur either when your body either does not create enough insulin on its own or resists insulin altogether. This is typically diagnosed in adults, but in recent years has increased in children and young adults. Luckily, it can be prevented or delayed by making healthy lifestyle changes such as incorporating a healthy diet and increasing .
develops in pregnant women who have never had diabetes before. This can result in your baby being at a higher risk for health problems. usually goes away after your baby is born but can increase your risk for being diagnosed with later in life.
The treatment depends on the Mayo Clinic: you have. According to the
Treatment for involves insulin injections or the use of an insulin pump, frequent checks, and carbohydrate counting.
Treatment of primarily involves lifestyle changes, monitoring of your , diabetes medications, insulin, or both.
Treatment for includes controlling your level to keep your baby healthy and avoiding complications during delivery.
In addition to maintaining a healthy diet and exercising, your treatment plan may include monitoring your
and, in some cases, using insulin or oral medications. Your doctor also will monitor your level during labor.”
If you do have diabetes, your may or may not prescribe medication to help you manage your condition. More often than not, your primary doctor will be involved in the team of professionals that will work with you directly and help formulate a strategy.
Suraya Hammoudeh, PharmD, specializes in helping people learn more about health conditions, including Alzheimer’s disease, diabetes, high blood pressure, and heart disease. She enjoys using her writing skills to communicate complex health and medical topics to different audiences. Suraya received her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine-School of Pharmacy and her Bachelor of Science Degree from the University of Michigan, where she graduated with high distinction.
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