Do you know the difference between Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes? Are genetics involved? Are you at risk? If you are, do you know what to do in order to control this disease? Did you know that one out of every three children born today will face a future with diabetes if current trends continue? Diabetes is not merely a condition, but a disease with deadly consequences.

Research is continuing to reveal some alarming statistics that show a steady increase in diabetes. Often many people don’t realize that it could cause a stroke, heart attack, blindness, kidney failure and/or amputations. The mission of the American Diabetes Association is to prevent and cure diabetes and to improve the lives of all people affected by diabetes.

We want to share with you a few unbelievable statistics released by the ADA. These stats should raise your eyebrows and invoke you to be proactive, especially if you or your family members are at risk.

  • The death rate from diabetes continues to climb. Since 1987, the death rate due to diabetes has increased by 45%, while the death rates due to cancer, heart disease, and stroke have declined.
  • About 60-70% of people with diabetes have mild to severe forms of nerve damage that could result in pain in the feet or hands, slowed digestion, sexual dysfunction, and other nerve problems.
  • The rate of amputation for people with diabetes is 10 times higher than for people without diabetes.
  • Two out of three people with diabetes die from heart disease or stroke.
  • Diabetes is the leading cause of new cases of blindness among adults.
  • Diabetes is the leading cause of kidney failure.

Please take the time to connect with your local American Diabetes Association office or your physician to get more details on what you can do to retard this deadly disease. If you prefer, please visit this link for a wealth of information you can obtain with just the click of your mouse:

Our families continue to be effected by the perils of this deadly disease every single day. We can’t continue to keep putting off doing something about it when there is a ton of information out there to help us become better advocates. Join the movement to stop diabetes. Do it today!


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