Diabetes: Statistics and Facts

check-1  FACT #1 – According to the American Diabetes Association, in the United States alone, the statistics of prevalence of Diabetes are…

• Total: 20.8 million children and adults — 7.0% of the population — have Diabetes.

• Diagnosed: 14.6 million people

• Undiagnosed: 6.2 million people

• Pre-Diabetes: 54 million people

• 1.5 million new cases of Diabetes were diagnosed in people aged 20 years or older in 2005

• Age 20 years or older: 20.6 million, or 9.6% of all people in this age group have Diabetes

• Age 60 years or older: 10.3 million, or 20.9% of all people in this age group have Diabetes

• Men: 10.9 million, or 10.5% of all men aged 20 years or older have Diabetes although nearly one third of them do not know it.

• Women: 9.7 million, or 8.8% of all women aged 20 years or older have Diabetes although nearly one third of them do not know it

The prevalence of Diabetes is at least 2 to 4 times higher among non-Hispanic Black, Hispanic/Latino American, American Indian, and Asian/Pacific Islander women than among non-Hispanic white women.

check-1  FACT #2 – Complications of Diabetes

Heart Disease and Stroke

• Heart disease and stroke account for about 65% of deaths in people with Diabetes

• 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 and the risk of death from stroke is 2.8 times higher among people with Diabetes

In women with Diabetes, deaths from heart disease have increased 23 percent over the past 30 years compared to a 27 percent decrease in women without Diabetes. Deaths from heart disease in men with Diabetes have decreased by only 13 percent compared to a 36 percent decrease in men without Diabetes.

High Blood Pressure

• About 73% of adults with Diabetes have blood pressure greater than or equal to 130/80 millimeters of mercury (mm Hg) or use prescription medications for hypertension

Blindness

• Diabetic retinopathy causes 12,000 to 24,000 new cases of blindness each year making Diabetes the leading cause of new cases of blindness in adults 20-74 years of age

• In people with Type 1 Diabetes, therapy that keeps blood glucose levels as close to normal as possible reduces damage to the eyes by 76% (New England Journal of Medicine, September 30, 1993). Experts believe that these results can also be applied to those with Type 2 Diabetes

Mexican Americans are almost twice as likely and non-Hispanic blacks are almost 50% as likely to develop Diabetic retinopathy as non-Hispanic whites.

Kidney Disease

• Diabetes is the leading cause of kidney failure, accounting for 44% of new cases in 200

• In 2002, 44,400 people with Diabetes began treatment for end-stage renal disease (ESRD)

• In 2002, a total of 153,730 people with ESRD due to Diabetes were living on chronic dialysis or with a kidney transplant

• In people with Type 1 Diabetes, therapy that keeps blood glucose levels as close to normal as possible reduces damage to the kidneys by 35% to 56% (New England Journal of Medicine, September 30, 1993). Experts believe that these results can also be applied to those with Type 2 Diabetes

Non-Hispanic blacks are 2.6 to 5.6 times as likely to suffer from kidney disease with more than 4,000 new cases of ESRD each year. Mexican Americans are 4.5 to 6.6 times more likely and American Indians are 6 times more likely to suffer from kidney disease.

Nervous System Disease

• About 60% to 70% of people with Diabetes have mild to severe forms of nervous system damage. The results of such damage include impaired sensation or pain in the feet or hands, slowed digestion of food in the stomach, carpal tunnel syndrome, and other nerve problems

• Almost 30% of people with Diabetes aged 40 years or older have impaired sensation in the feet (i.e., at least one area that lacks feeling)

• Severe forms of diabetic nerve disease are a major contributing cause of lower-extremity amputations

Amputations

• More than 60% of non-traumatic lower-limb amputations occur in people with Diabetes

• In 2002, about 82,000 non-traumatic lower-limb amputations were performed in people with Diabetes

• The rate of amputation for people with Diabetes is 10 times higher than for people without Diabetes

Mexican Americans are 1.8 times as likely, non-Hispanic Blacks are 2.7 times as likely, and American Indians are 3 to 4 times as likely to suffer from lower-limb amputations.

Amputation rates are 1.4 to 2.7 times higher in men than women with Diabetes.

check-1  FACT #3 – The Dangerous Toll of Diabetes

Diabetes is the fifth-deadliest disease in the United States. Since 1987 the death rate due to Diabetes has increased by 45 percent, while the death rates due to heart disease, stroke, and cancer have declined.

Based on death certificate data, Diabetes contributed to 224,092 deaths in 2002. Studies indicate that Diabetes is generally under-reported on death certificates, particularly in the cases of older persons with multiples chronic conditions such as heart disease and hypertension. Because of this, the toll of Diabetes is believed to be much higher than officially reported.

Many people first become aware that they have Diabetes when they develop one of its serious and life-threatening complications such as the ones mentioned above.

check-1  FACT #4 – Side Effects of Diabetes Prescription Drugs.

Many Diabetes prescription drugs are known to cause side effects such as weight gain, heart disorder, respiratory infections, nausea, and headaches, to name a few.

check-1 FACT #5 Pharmaceutical Related Deaths.

There is a huge myth that has been perpetuated by the health care industry that pharmaceuticals are the answer to both our short and long term optimal health strategies. This is dead wrong. Pharmaceutical related deaths or Death By Medicine from improperly prescribed drugs has been reported to be the 3rd largest KILLER in the United States for the last 10 years or so.

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 Interesting quotes from a few M.D.s regarding drugs…

“Drugs never cure disease. They merely hush the voice of nature’s protest, and pull down the danger signals she erects along the pathway of transgression. Any poison taken into the system has to be reckoned with later on even though it palliates present symptoms. Pain may disappear, but the patient is left in a worse condition,
though unconscious of it at the time.”

— Daniel H. Kress, M.D.

“The cause of most diseases is in the poisonous drugs physicians
superstitiously give in order to effect a cure.”

— Charles E. Page M.D.

“The person who takes medicine must recover twice, once from
the disease and once from the medicine.”

— William Osler, M.D.

Another Important Fact:
Toxins Are Everywhere!

As you may have read or heard, toxins exist everywhere. Pharmaceutical drugs are now showing up in our tap and ground water. The first drug was accidentally found by scientists in Berlin, Germany, when they conducted their routine tap water tests for pesticides. The drug found was Clofibric Acid, a cholesterol-lowering drug. Many other drugs have since been found in our wells and ground water.

Each year the United States alone produces over 400 billion pounds of synthetic organic chemicals that are all toxic. This is equivalent to 80 pounds of chemicals per year for every person on the planet. Research shows that there are between 300 to 500 toxins in our tissues today that were never found in the tissues of anyone before 1940. In fact, you’re breathing dioxin right now and hundreds of other chemicals that you cannot taste, see or smell.

• Even a vast array of pharmaceuticals — including antibiotics, anti-convulsants, mood stabilizers and sex hormones — have been found in the drinking water supplies of at least 41 million Americans, an Associated Press investigation shows. (Reported By JEFF DONN, MARTHA MENDOZA and JUSTIN PRITCHARD, Associated Press Writers on March 9, 2008.)

• Whether we like it or not, it is obvious that toxins are GOING to be part of our life. All we can do is make sure our body is properly cleansing itself of these toxins so they don’t stay in our system.

And what do toxins have to do with Diabetes?
– You might be thinking

Contamination is an environmental factor that makes us more prone to modern diseases like Diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, and others. Also consider that most diseases develop slowly, meaning, it may take some time for you to notice symptoms of any particular disease.

Thus, to safeguard yourself from these complications, proper precautionary steps are advisable. As a matter of fact… Prevention is always better than cure.

In a few words, if you are a diabetic and think that you’re immune to the dangerous toll of deathly complications derived from this disease, you’re wrong.

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