It’s been a long time since we told you about myths and facts about diabetes. We are here to share some more facts about diabetes everyone would like to know about!
- Around 420 million people have diabetes worldwide;
- About 1.5 million Americans are diagnosed with diabetes every year;
- Diabetes is the seventh leading cause of death in the United States;
- People with diabetes can live long and healthy lives if they are diagnosed and treated correctly;
- Unfortunately, animals can also have diabetes. Diabetes in animals has the same causes as in humans - genetics, diet, and lack of exercise;
- Type 3 diabetes is a title that has been proposed for Alzheimer’s disease which results from resistance to insulin in the brain. It is not yet a medical term or a recognized condition, but is a term now used in research looking into the causes of Alzheimer’s disease;
- Type 2 diabetes is more common than type 1 diabetes
- Most diabetes deaths occur in low- and middle-income countries. Typically, in low-income countries, primary care workers do not have access to the basic tools needed to help people with diabetes manage their illness. Access to essential medicines (including life-saving insulin) and technology is limited in low- and middle-income countries.
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