Jelissa Landon

  • signed Sign 4 Diabetes 2014-11-20 19:40:25 -0500
    Diabetes has affected many individuals in my life and I am all for supporting the cause.


    Thank you so much for supporting our efforts for better education and program development for people with diabetes. Please scroll to the bottom of the page and click the signature button to sign (only takes seconds).  Your signature helps us to move forward in our crusade to develop a healthier America.  If you can place a comment in the box this will be your voice to why you are supporting the cause whether it be for yourself or in honor of someone else.  -  Thank you


    Statistics About Diabetes

    Data from the National Diabetes Statistics Report, 2014 (released June 10, 2014)

    Overall Numbers: Diabetes and Prediabetes

    • Prevalence: In 2012, 29.1 million Americans, or 9.3% of the population, had diabetes.
      • In 2010 the figures were 25.8 million and 8.3%.
    • Undiagnosed: Of the 29.1 million, 21.0 million were diagnosed, and 8.1 million were undiagnosed.
      • In 2010 the figures were 18.8 million and 7.0 million.
    • Prevalence in Seniors: The percentage of Americans age 65 and older remains high, at 25.9%, or 11.8 million seniors (diagnosed and undiagnosed).
    • New Cases: The incidence of diabetes in 2012 was 1.7 million new diagnoses/year; in 2010 it was 1.9 million.
    • Prediabetes: In 2012, 86 million Americans age 20 and older had prediabetes; this is up from 79 million in 2010.
    • Deaths: Diabetes remains the 7th leading cause of death in the United States in 2010, with 69,071 death certificates listing it as the underlying cause of death, and a total of 234,051 death certificates listing diabetes as an underlying or contributing cause of death.

    Diabetes in Youth

    • About 208,000 Americans under age 20 are estimated to have diagnosed diabetes, approximately 0.25% of that population.
    • In 2008—2009, the annual incidence of diagnosed diabetes in youth was estimated at 18,436 with type 1 diabetes, 5,089 with type 2 diabetes.


    • Diabetes was the seventh leading cause of death in the United States in 2010 based on the 69,071 death certificates in which diabetes was listed as the underlying cause of death. In 2010, diabetes was mentioned as a cause of death in a total of 234,051 certificates.
    • Diabetes may be underreported as a cause of death. Studies have found that only about 35% to 40% of people with diabetes who died had diabetes listed anywhere on the death certificate and about 10% to 15% had it listed as the underlying cause of death.

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    Please consider giving us a brief statement of why you want to support this campaign.  This could be because you have diabetes, it runs in the family or you are doing it in honor of someone.  If you have diabetes please list what type as it would be helpful in our effort.  This statement is optional but will help us develop programs to meet the needs of our members.

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