• Diabetes Facts

    Diabetes Quick Facts:

    • 20.8 million Americans with DM (90% with Type 2).
    • 6.2 million unaware of DM
    • 41 million Americans with Pre-diabetes.
    • Diabetes affects 1 in every 16 peopleDiabetes_alarming

    In 2012, 29.1 million Americans, or 9.3% of the population, had diabetes.

    • In 2010 the figures were 25.8 million and 8.3%.

    Of the 29.1 million, 21.0 million were diagnosed, and 8.1 million were undiagnosed.

    • In 2010 the figures were 18.8 million and 7.0 million.

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  • General Info

    What Happens With Diabetes?

    • Sugar builds up in the blood
    • Blood becomes thick, like syrup
    • Sugar needed for energy can’t get inside cells

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  • Diabetes by Race/Ethnicity

    The rates of diagnosed diabetes by race/ethnic background are:

    • 15.9% of American Indians/Alaskan Natives
    • 13.2% of non-Hispanic blacks
    • 12.8% of Hispanics
    • 9.0% of Asian Americans
    • 7.6% of non-Hispanic whites
  • Diabetes Prevention

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    A couple of tips to help against Diabetes:

    • Eating healthy
    • Making heart-healthy choices, choose low-fat
    • Setting nutritional goals
    • Create meal plans
    • Exercise
    • Check blood glucose before & after exercise
    • Exercise after meals