Posted by: jesscraddock | August 8, 2011

Aging and Diabetes

By Jessica Craddock, Bullitt County KRDC Organizer

This is a great PDF file that was sent to me regarding the prevalence of diabetes in the U.S and its relation to specific populations.  Here is a snippet of the article and a link to the rest of it:

” Diabetes affects just 6 percent of the U.S. population—16 million people—but more
than 1 of every 10 U.S. health care dollars is spent on diabetes.  The prevalence of
diabetes is increasing. By 2025, over 20 million Americans are expected to have diabetes.
The population with diabetes uses more health care services and is less productive
than the population without diabetes.  ”

Read the rest of this article:   http://www.agingsociety.org/agingsociety/pdf/diabetes.pdf

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