Statistics on diabetes seems to change every day. Understanding the statistics for diabetes can often be confusing. Between Type 1 and Type 2 there are so many percentages to remember!
34.2 million people, or 10.5% of the U.S. population, have diabetes. Did you know that over 95% of people with diabetes have Type 2? People like Tom Hanks, Sherri Shephard and even Halle Barry! Type 2 was always considered the diabetes you were diagnosed with when you were older and overweight, but it’s not always that way anymore. So many people diagnosed each year from all walks of life, these are just a few.
Type 1 diabetes is only 5.2% of those diagnosed each year, but that is also rising in new populations. It used to be called Juvenile Diabetes but we are recently finding more adults being diagnosed (over the age of 30) everyday. This is over 1.6 million people!
There are many reasons these statistics are changing. There is less access to healthy foods in lower income neighborhoods and people are eating more high-fat, processed foods instead of healthy foods because they are quick and easier to find.Many communities are starting inner-city gardens to teach others how to grow vegetables not found in their local grocery stores.
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