With nearly 26 million children and adults in America living with diabetes, and another 79 million at high risk for developing type 2 diabetes, the disease is taking a devastating physical, emotional and financial toll on our country.  Yet, most Americans don’t consider diabetes a serious matter. They feel it is someone else’s responsibility; someone else’s problem.

Recent numbers by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention paint a desperate situation of where we are, and where we are headed:

  • Every 17 seconds, someone is diagnosed with diabetes.

  • Diabetes kills more people each year than breast cancer and AIDS combined.

  • Recent estimates project that as many as 1 in 3 American adults will have diabetes in 2050 unless we take steps to Stop Diabetes.

November is American Diabetes Month and people are urged to educate themselves about diabetes.