STOPPING DIABETES STARTS NOW. TOPICS. What is Diabetes? Diabetes Epidemic Risk Factors Complications of Diabetes Preventing Diabetes Complications. DIABETES. What is Diabetes? The body does not produce or properly use insulin.
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One in three Americans, and one in two minorities, born in 2000 will develop diabetes in their lifetime if present trends continue.
County-level Estimates of Diagnosed Diabetes for Adults aged ≥ 20 years: United States 2007
From the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
*Map and Data provided by the Centers for Disease Control
$Diabetes costs the USA $174 billion each year (an increase of 32% since 2002).
$One out of every 10 health care dollars is attributed to direct diabetes care
$One out of every 5 health care dollars is spent caring for someone with diabetes
By managing the ABCs of diabetes, people with diabetes can reduce their risk of complications.
A stands for A1C (a measure of average blood glucose)
B stands for Blood pressure
C stands for Cholesterol
The goal for most people with diabetes is an A1C of less than 7%, which is an estimated Average Glucose (eAG) of 154mg/dl
Target BP = less than 130/80