I would be remiss if I did not say something about diabetes.
This month is National Diabetes Month. Diabetes is something that I personally am very much aware of. My father and paternal grandmother both suffered from diabetes Type II. I can also tell you as a critical care nurse, I took care of countless patients who suffered from diabetes. Often they had been dealing with this disease for many years. I saw them in ICU often blinded, newly amputated or in kidney failure (just to name a few of the diabetic-caused conditions I cared for).
We are also now seeing a rise in diabetes in our children (diabetes used to be rare in children but is now more common due to the increased child obesity population).
Total: 25.8 million children and adults in the United States—8.3% of the population—have diabetes.
Diagnosed: 18.8 million people
Undiagnosed: 7.0 million people
Prediabetes: 79 million people*
New Cases: 1.9 million new cases of diabetes are diagnosed in people aged 20 years and older in 2010.
Under 20 years of age
This infographic was shared with me and I wanted to share it with you. It is called ""Life with Diabetes"