Diabetes The New Epidemic

Data from the 2007 National Diabetes Fact Sheet (the most recent year for which data is available)
Total: 23.6 million children and adults in the United States-7.8% of the population-have diabetes.
Diagnosed: 17.9 million people
Undiagnosed: 5.7 million people
Pre-diabetes: 57 million people
1.6 million new cases of diabetes are diagnosed in people aged 20 years and older each year.
Total prevalence of diabetes:
186,300, or 0.22% of all people in this age group have diabetes
About 1 in every 400 to 600 children and adolescents has type 1 diabetes
About 2 million adolescents aged 12-19 have pre-diabetes
23.5 million, or 10.7% of all people in this age group have diabetes
12.2 million, or 23.1% of all people in this age group have diabetes12.0 million, or 11.2% of all men aged 20 years or older have diabetes
11.5 million, or 10.2% of all women aged 20 years or older have diabetes

Race and ethnic differences in prevalence of diagnosed diabetes
After adjusting for population age differences, 2004-2006 national survey data for people diagnosed with diabetes, aged 20 years or older include the following prevalence by race/ethnicity:
6.6% of non-Hispanic whites
7.5% of Asian Americans
11.8% of non-Hispanic blacks
10.4% of Hispanics
Among Hispanics rates were:
8.2% for Cubans
11.9% for Mexican Americans
12.6% for Puerto Ricans

Morbidity and Mortality

Deaths

Diabetes was the seventh leading cause of death listed on U.S. death certificates in 2006. This ranking is based on the 72,507 death certificates in 2006 in which diabetes was listed as the underlying cause of death. According to death certificate reports, diabetes contributed to a total of 233,619 deaths in 2005, the latest year for which data on contributing causes of death are available.

Author: Robert Morgan Certified Naturopath

Robert C Morgan - "Bobby" is the past Health Education Director at CHI. A certified Naturopath, Iridologist, Energy Practitioner, Colonic Therapist, Master Raw Live Food, Chef, Author, International lecturer, Teacher and Cancer "Surthrivor". Bobby is dedicated to continuing to carry out the work of Creative Health Institute, the vision of Dr. Ann Wigmore and all of the souls who have dedicated their lives to love peace, and natural health.

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