16 million people in the United States suffer from diabetes (90 to 95 percent of these cases are type 2 diabetes).
2,200 people are diagnosed with diabetes in the United States each day, and 798,000 will be diagnosed this year.
Worldwide, 120 million people suffer from diabetes-that number is expected to double over the next thirty years.
Diabetes is the leading cause of new cases of blindness in people between the ages of twenty and seventy-four. Anywhere from 12,000 to 24,000 people lose their sight each year because of diabetes.
Each year 56,000 amputations are performed because of nerve damage caused by the disease.
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- ISBN-13: 9780061097256
- ISBN-10: 006109725X
- Publisher: William Morrow & Company
- Publish Date: April 2000
- Page Count: 288
- Dimensions: 8.18 x 5.38 x 0.72 inches
- Shipping Weight: 0.47 pounds