Smile Senior Care knows diabetes doesn’t discriminate, young, old, male and female alike are affected by this disease. Diabetes could care less about who you are, where you are from or how old you are.
- By 2030, over 30.3 million people are will have diabetes.
- 1.9 million new cases of diabetes were diagnosed in individuals 20 years of age and older in 2010.
- 1/4 of seniors age 65 and up have diabetes.
- Between 2008 and 2009, almost 2.4 million Canadians were living with diabetes.
- Newfoundland and Labrador, Nova Scotia, and Ontario had the highest age-standardized prevalence rates of diagnosed diabetes in Canada; Nunavut, Alberta, and Quebec had the lowest.
- By 2030, more than 3.5 million people are expected to have diabetes.
- The World Health Organizations predicts that diabetes deaths will double between 2005 and 2030.
- Diabetes is the leading cause of blindness, amputation and kidney failure.
- Type 2 Diabetes accounts for roughly 90% of all diabetes worldwide.
- By 2030, it is expected that diabetes will affect some 36 million people, more than double the number in 2000.
- US Department of Health and Human Services, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
- American Diabetes Association
- World Health Organization
- Public Health Agency of Canada: Diabetes in Canada: Facts and Figures from a Public Health Perspective