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Statistics on Diabetes
The statistics on diabetes are rather grim. It is estimated that 18.8 million people have been diagnosed with diabetes and another 7 million are undiagnosed, in addition to the 79 million people who have prediabetes.
Statistics on Type 1 Diabetes
Type 1 diabetes, also known as juvenile diabetes develops during childhood. The body destroys the insulin produced in the pancreas before it can be released into the body. All type 1 diabetics must use insulin. The CDC (Center of Disease and Prevention) estimates that 1.7 million people have type 1 diabetes and of that 1.7 million, roughly 125,000 are children under the age of twenty. One in four hundred children have type 1 diabetes.
Statistics on Type 2 Diabetes
Type 2 diabetes can develop in childhood or adulthood. With type 2 diabetes, either the body does not produce enough insulin or the body ignores the insulin. Some type 2 diabetics produce enough insulin to be able to supplement with oral medications; others must use daily injections of insulin. The CDC estimates that 17.1 million Americans have type 2 diabetes.
Statistics on Diabetes - Gestational Diabetes
Gestational Diabetes occurs in four percent of all pregnancies. The mother’s body is not able to make and use all the insulin that is needed for the pregnancy. The diabetes goes away after the baby is born unless the mother had undiagnosed type 2 diabetes before she became pregnant. Gestational diabetes also increases the risk of her developing type 2 diabetes by 35% to 60% within the following 10 to 20 years.
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