Not So Fun Facts About Diabetes

1) One in 11 Americans have diabetes.

2) 86 million Americans have prediabetes, but only 11% know they have it.

3) Every 19 seconds an American is diagnosed with diabetes.

4) An unhealthy diet and lack of exercise increases the risk of diabetes.

5) 25.9% of all people age 65 and older have diabetes.

6) Diabetes is the primary cause of death for 69,071 Americans each year.

7) About 73,000 non-traumatic lower-limb amputations are performed in people with diabetes annually.

8) Diabetes kills more Americans every year than AIDS and breast cancer combined.

9) 85.2% of people with type 2 diabetes are overweight or obese.

10) Diabetic eye disease is the leading cause of blindness among adults.



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