Diabetes Complications

Heart disease and stroke

· In 2004, heart disease was noted on 68% of diabetes-related death certificates among people aged 65 years or older.
· In 2004, stroke was noted on 16% of diabetes-related death certificates among people aged 65 years or older.
· Adults with diabetes have heart disease death rates about 2 to 4 times higher than adults without diabetes.
· The risk for stroke is 2 to 4 times higher among people with diabetes.

High blood pressure

· In 2003-2004, 75% of adults with self-reported diabetes had blood pressure greater than or equal to 130/80 mmHg, or used prescription medications for hypertension.

Blindness

· Diabetes is the leading cause of new cases of blindness among adults aged 20-74 years.
· Diabetic retinopathy causes 12,000 to 24,000 new cases of blindness each year.

Kidney disease

· Diabetes is the leading cause of kidney failure, accounting for 44% of new cases in 2005.
· In 2005, 46,739 people with diabetes began treatment for end-stage kidney disease in the United States and Puerto Rico.
· In 2005, a total of 178,689 people with end-stage kidney disease due to diabetes were living on chronic dialysis or with a kidney transplant in the United States and Puerto Rico.

Nervous system disease (Neuropathy)

· About 60% to 70% of people with diabetes have mild to severe forms of nervous system damage.

Amputation

· More than 60% of nontraumatic lower-limb amputations occur in people with diabetes.
· In 2004, about 71,000 nontraumatic lower-limb amputations were performed in people with diabetes.

If you know someone who is suffering from diabetes tell them about Creative Health Institute and how they can learn to bring their blood sugar back to normal in as little as 21 days.

Wishing all of our friends and family the best lives ever…

Robert Morgan

Health & Education Director

Creative Health Institute