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Facts About Diabetes – Treatment and Prevention

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Facts About Diabetes

Diabetes affects 8.3% of the population. That’s 25.8 million people. 7 million people are undiagnosed, while 18.8 million are diagnosed. Diabetes Age Statistics:
  • U.S. residents over 65:  10.9 million
  • U.S. residents under 20:  215,000
  • Total U.S. residents over 20:  25.6 million

Diabetes Treatment:

  • 12% use only insulin
  • 58% use only oral medication
  • 14% use insulin and oral medication
  • 16% use no medication

Diabetes Prevention:

Preventative steps can be taken to avoid potential complications from diabetes.
  • Glucose Control: Lowering average blood sugar percentages can result in 40% less eye, kidney and nerve disease complications
  • Blood Pressure Control: Blood pressure control reduces the risk of cardiovascular disease (heart disease and stroke) among people with diabetes by 33% to 50%
  • Blood Lipid Control: Improved control of LDL cholesterol can reduce cardiovascular complications by 20% to 50%
  • Eyes and Kidneys: Laser therapy reduces severe vision loss by 50-60% and lowering blood pressure can reduce the decline in kidney function by 30-70%

Complications: Uncontrolled diabetes can often result in many associated complications. 68% of diabetes-related deaths had heart disease as a factor 28.5% of people with diabetes over 40 had damage to their retina 44% of all new cases of kidney failure are related to diabetes 60-70% of people with diabetes have some form of nerve damage 60% or more of non-traumatic lower limb amputations involved diabetes

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