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DIABETES STATISTICS

Prevelence Of Diabetes In The United States - @1995 estimates

Total (diagnosed and undiagnosed): 16 million

• 8 million diagnosed.

• 8 million undiagnosed.

• Insulin-dependent diabetes (IDDM): Estimates range up to 800,000.

• Noninsulin-dependent diabetes (NIDDM) about 7-7.5 million diagnosed cases {1992 estimates}

Number Of People Diagnosed With Diabetes {1993 estimates}

• Women: 4.2 million

• Men: 3.6 million

• Children age 19 years or younger: About 100,000

• Adults age 65 years or older: 3.2 million


Percent of Adults With Diabetes By Race & Ethnicity
{Diagnosed & Undiagnosed}
• African Americans: 9.6 %

• Mexican Americans: 9.6 %

• Cuban Americans: 9.1 %

• Puerto Rican Americans: 10.9 %

• White Americans: 6.2 %

• American Indians: Ranges from 5 to 50 %

• Japanese Americans: Among second-generation Japanese Americans 45 to 74 years of age residing in King County, WA, 20 % of the men and 16 % of the women had diabetes.


COST

Total
• Direct and indirect: $92 billion (US 1992)

• Direct medicial costs: $45 billion {The figure includes only those costs directly attributable to diabetes. This is in contrast to figures cited elsewhere that estimates all health cares costs incured by people with diabetes, including costs not related to diabetes.}

• Indirect costs: $47 billion {Diasbilty, work loss, premature mortality}


Deaths
• In 1993 about 400,000 deaths from all causes are estimated to have occurred in people with diabetes. The figure represents five percent of all persons known to have diabetes and 18 percent of all deaths in the United States in persons age 25 years and older.

• Based on death certificate data, diabetes contributed to the deaths of more than 169,000 persons in 1992. It is well known that death certificate data under-represent diabetes deaths.

• Diabetes was the seventh leading cause of death listed on U.S. death certificates in 1993, according to the National Center for Health Statistics. It is the sixth leading cause of death by disease.


Incidence
• Total new cases diagnosed every day: About 1,700 {1990-92 averaged}

• Total new cases diagnosed each year: 625,000

• NIDDM: About 595,000 new cases per year.

• IDDM: About 30,000 new cases each year.


TREATMENT FOR DIABETES

ถถ ถ Treatment emphasizes control of blood glucose through blood glucose monitoring, regular physical activity, meal planning and attention to relevant medicial and pshychosocial factors.

• In many patients, oral medications and/or insulin injection are also required for appropriate glucose control.

• Treatment of diabetes is an ongoing process that is planned and regularly reassessed by the health care team, the person with diabetes, and family. Patient and family education are important parts of the process.

• IDDM: By definition, people with IDDM require insulin injections.

• NIDDM: About 40 percent use insulin, 49 percent use oral agents, 10 percent use combinaton of insulin and oral medications.


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LONG TERM COMPLICATIONS

Heart Disease
• Cardiovascular disease is two to four times more common in people with diabetes.

• Cardiovascular disease is present in 75 % of diabetes-related deaths.

• Middle-aged people with diabetes have death rates twice as high and heart disease death rates about teo to four times as high as middle-aged people without diabetes.


Stroke
• The risk of stroke is 2.5 times higher in people with diabetes.
Blindness
• Diabetes is the leading cause of new blindness among adults 20 to 74 years of age.

• From 12,000 to 24,000 new cases of blindness per year are caused by diabetic retinopathy.


Kidney Disease
• Diabetes is the leading cause of end-stage renal disease, accounting for 36 % of new cases.

• 19,000 new cases occurred in 1992 in people with diabetes.

• 56,059 people with diabetes were undergoing dialysis or transplantation treatment in 1992


Nerve Disease
• About 60% to 70% of people with diabetes have mild to severe forms of diabetic nerve damage (with such manifestations as imaired sensation in feet or hands, delayed stomach emptying, carpal tunnel syndome, peripheral neuropathy).

• Severe form of diabetic nerve disease are a major contributing cause of lower extremity amputations.


Amputations
• More than half of ower limb amputations in the United States occur among people with diabetes from 1989 to 1992, the average number of amputations performed each year among people with diabetes was 54,000.
Dental Disease
• Studies show that periodontal disease, which can led to tooth loss, occurs with greater frequency and severity with people with diabetes.

• The rate of tooth loss is 15 times higher in Pima Indians with NIDDM, compared to those without diabetes,and the incidence of periodontal disease is 2.6 times higher.


Gestatonal Diabetes
• Gestational diabetes is a type of diabetes that develops in some pregnant women, the condition disappears when the pregnancy is over. A history of gestational diabetes, however, is a risk factor for eventual development of NIDDM.

• Occurs in two to five percent of pegnancies, with higher rates in African Americans, Hispanics/Latin Americans, and American Indians {rates in American Indians range from one to 14 percent}.


Pregnancy
• The rate of congential malformations in babies born to women with pre-exisiting diabetes varies from zero to five percent in women who receive preconception care to ten percent in women who do not receive preconception care.

• Three to five percent of pregnancies in women with diabetes resut in death of the newborn; this compares to a rate of 1.5 percent on women who do not have diabetes.


Impaired Glucose Tolerance [IGT]
ถ IGT refers to a condition in which blood sugar levelsare higher than normal but not high enough to be classified as diabetes (between 140 to 199 mg/dl in a two-hour oral glucose tolerance test)). IGT is a major risk factor for NIDDM.

• Present in about 11 percent of adults. • About 40 to 45 percent of adults or older have either NIDDM or IGT.€ € €


† SYMPTOMS †

Insulin-Dependent (Type I) Diabetes {Juvenile Diabetes


• High levels of sugar in the blood.
• High levels of sugar in the urine.
• Frequent unrination (and/or bed weting in children).
• Exreme thirst.
• Extreme hunger.
• Extreme weight loss.
• Weakess and tiredness.
• Feeling edgy and having mood changes.
• Feeling sick to your stomach and vomiting.
Non-Insulin-Dependent (Type II) Diabetes
ถถ Type II diabetes often develops slowly. Most people who get it have increased thirst and an increased need to urinate. Many also feel edgy, tired, and sick to their stomach. Some people have an increased appetite, but they lose weight.

• Repeated or hard-to-heal infections of the skin, gums, vagina, or bladder.
• Blurred vision.
• Tingling or loss of feeling in he hands or feet.
• Dry, itchy skin.


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KNOW THE SCORE

ถ Seven million people have diabetes and don't know it !

ค Are you one of them ? Take this simple quizzz to find out if you are at risk for diabetes.

• Because the symptoms are sometimes difficult to detect, half of the people with diabetes do not know they have it. DIABETES IS A SERIOUS DISEASE ! It kills 160,000 each year !


{Write in the points next to each statement that is true to you. If a statement is not true for you, put a zero. Then add up your total score.}
• I have been experiencing one or more of the following symptoms on a regular basis:
___Yes (3) excessive thirst
___Yes (3) frequent urination
___Yes (1) extreme fatigue
___Yes (3) unexplained weight loss
___Yes (2) blurry vision from time to time

___Yes (1) I am over 30 years old

___Yes (2) My weight is equal to or above that listed on the chart below

___Yes (2) I am a woman who has had a baby weighing over nine pounds at birth

___Yes (1) I am of American Indian descent

___Yes (1) I am of Hispanic or African American descent

___Yes (1) I have a parent with diabetes
___Yes (2) I have a brother or sister with diabetes

___ TOTAL


{The American Diabetes Association urges all pregnant women to tested for diabetes between the 24th-28th week of pregnancy.}
[THIS QUIZ IS MEANT TO EDUCATE AND MAKE YOU AWARE OF THE SERIOUS RISK OF DIABETES.ONLY A DOCTOR CAN DETERMINE IF YOU HAVE DIABETES !
Neight/WeightChart for Women
{No shoes/clothes in pounds}
4'9" = 127
4'10" = 131
4'11" = 134
5'0" = 138
5'1" = 142
5'2" = 146
5'3" = 156
5'4" = 157
5'5" = 162
5'6" = 167
5'7" = 172
5'8" = 176
5'9" = 181
5'10" = 186
Height/Weight Chart For Men
{No shoes/clothes in pounds}
5'1" = 146
5'2" = 151
5'3" = 155
5'4" = 158
5'5" = 163
5'6" = 168
5'7" = 174
5'8" = 179
5'9" = 184
5'10" = 190
5'11" = 196
6"0" = 202
6'1" = 208
6'2" = 214
6'3" = 220

{Shows 20% over maimum ieal weights.}
[These charts show weight that are 20 percent heavier than what is recommended for both men an women with a medium frame. If your weight is above the amount shown for your height you may be at risk for developing diabetes.]


HOW TO SCORE YOUR EXAM

ค If you scored 3-5 points, you are PROBABLY at low risk for diabetes. But DO NOT just forget about it. Especially if you have a family history of diabetes, are over 30, overweight, or Hispanic, African American, or American Indian descent.

ค If you scored over five points, you MAY BE at risk for diabetes. YOU MAY ALREADY HAVE DIABETES !
• SEE YOUR DOCTOR IMMEDIATEY. FIND OUT IF YOU HAVE DIABETES. EVEN IF YOU DO NOT HAVE DIABETES, KNOW THE SYMPTOMS. IF YOU EXPERIENCE ANY OF THEM IN THE FUTURE, YOU SHOULD SEE YOUR DOCTOR RIGHT AWAY !!!!


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