Five Important Facts About Diabetes
Everyone should know these 5 important facts about diabetes:
"The numbers speak for themselves – the rise of diabetes has reached epidemic proportions. In 1958 the number of people diagnosed with diabetes was 1.5 million. By 2007, the number had quickly climbed to 17.9 million. When you considered that by the year 2050 one out of every three Americans will have diabetes, understanding the factors and seriousness of this disease becomes crucial.
The truth is there are common misconceptions out there about diabetes. Misconceptions that could very well put the lives of millions of people at risk. Let’s take a look at the facts.
Fact #1: All forms of diabetes are serious.
People often believe type-2 diabetes is a mild form of diabetes and isn’t as threatening as type-1 diabetes. In actuality, they’re both serious and can cause devastating complications. These are lifelong conditions and require careful management to make sure they don’t pave the way for even more serious diseases."