DIABETES STATISTICS AND FACTS
- 7.8 million Americans discharged from hospitals reported having diabetes.
- 5,800 Type two cases of diabetes in the American youth
- Prediabetes effects 60,000,000 people in the U.S.
- 100 million Americans have diabetes
- WHO response to diabetes is prevention not cure based
- Ages of 20-79 account for 8.8% of people globally
- Uncontrolled diabetes leads to complications
- By 2045 diabetic cases will increase from 8.8% to 10%
- Diabetes has grown in the populace year of year since 2017
In 2016, 7.8 million Americans discharged from hospitals reported having diabetes in patients that were 18 years or older. People who have diabetes are often also affected by other chronic diseases. It was reported 1.7 million of the patients who were diagnosed with diabetes also said to suffer from cardiovascular disease and ED. Of those 1.7 million reported having diabetes, 438,000 reported also having ischemic heart disease and 313,000 reports having experienced strokes or stroke symptoms. Hospitalization statistics are further broken down to include patients admitted to the emergency room (ER), which saw numbers hit 16 million for adults 18 or older.
In the United States, a report in 2017 accounts for 83,564 deaths was related to complications associated with diabetes. Diabetes ranks number seven on the cause of death list in the United States.
Diabetes by race and young people and the cost on the healthcare system is staggering. In the United States, only .25 percent of the population accounts for people with diabetes under 20 years old. .25% of the people in the United States account for nearly a quarter-million people. Type one diabetes in the US was nearly three times as much as type two cases of patients under 20. Type one case of diabetes in the youth is estimated to be 18,200.
Type two cases of diabetes in the youth is estimated to be 5,800. Minorities account for the highest diagnosed with diabetes, with Native Americans accounting for nearly 15 percent. Hispanics and African Americans in the US account for about 12 percent of all diabetic cases. Asians and Europeans accounted for the lowest percentage of diabetes in the US, with under 10 percent of the population.
According to a study conducted by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) there are over 84 million American with is described as prediabetes.
Prediabetes is a health condition where patient’s blood glucose levels have not spilled over into full-blown diabetes but are on the borderline between diabetes and healthy blood glucose levels. Just under 34 percent of the American population is diagnosed as having prediabetes, which is a little over 23 million people. There are more men diagnosed with prediabetes, with women only accounting for 29.3 percent and men 36.6 percent a difference nearly seven percentage points. This gap among genders transcends race, as each reported about the same numbers.
A press release by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC)release a report detain 100 million Americans have diabetes.
One hundred million people in the United States are either living with diabetes or prediabetes. According to the CDC, a report from 2015 has over 30 million Americans, or 9.4 percent have been diagnosed with diabetes. In addition to the 30 million with diabetes, another 84.1 million Americans have prediabetes. Patients diagnosed with blood glucose level just below the diabetic threshold, or prediabetes develops diabetes with five years. Patients diagnosed with diabetes are often diagnosed with other chronic diseases, which means we are on a potential health crisis, with an estimated 100 cases of chronically ill Americas.
The World Health Organization (WHO) is exploring innovative ways to slow the skyrocketing number of diabetics in the United States. The WHO is implementing health prevention measures to target developing countries.
The WHO’s plan includes educational materials to inform at-risk populations about preventive measures to combat diabetes. Dietary norms and standards are among the solutions the WHO is currently deploying to prevent new cases of diabetes.
Type two diabetes is a disease where the human body is unable to regulate the number of sugars in the bloodstream. The hormone insulin is released by the body every time we eat, and its job is to migrate sugars from our food into our cells. People with type two diabetes can no longer effectively control their insulin levels, so the sugar in the blood is not removed. People with diabetes usually have trouble with their pancreas, which is the organ that regulates the hormone insulin.Part of controlling diabetes is reteaching the body how to regulate hormones.
Uncontrolled diabetes leads to a battery of new chronic diseases.
Too much sugar in the blood can lead to nerve damage, eyesight impairment, kidney disease, stroke, and heart disease. Diabetic retinopathy is a common side effect of uncontrolled blood sugars. Kidney failure is another common side effect of diabetes, due in large part of the access sugars the kidney is forced to filter. Diabetes has been linked to hypertension, which is a leading cause of heart disease and erectile dysfunction. In extreme cases, limbs with severe nerve damage can lead to the need for amputation.
Diabetes is truly a global epidemic, and because it leads to so many financially taxing diseases, the global healthcare community is very concerned.
According to the 8th edition of the IDF Diabetes Atlas in 2017 the numbers of people diagnosed with diabetes is increasing globally. Four million deaths of those reported to die from diabetes are populations over 60 years old, and every seven seconds, someone dies from this preventable disease. Globally, individuals between the ages of 20-79 account for 8.8 percent of the population with diabetes. By 2045 it is estimated the diabetic cases will increase from 8.8 to almost 10 percent, which comes to 424.9 people. This statistic is based on the latest numbers reported in 2017.
In 2017 the Centers for Disease Control(CDC) released a report detailing a close look at the current population health diabetes diagnosis and the negative effect it has on the healthcare system. 9.4 percent of the US population is diagnosed with diabetes, which is over 30 million people.23.1 million of the 30 million diabetics, which is 23.8 percent of those are undiagnosed. Patients with type one diabetes are still about five percent.