Diabetes in America by the Numbers

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Robert Rogulic is the president and Founder of Tri National Inc (TNi), a shipping and logistics firm based in the United States. More information is available at http://www.tri-nat.com. Besides steering the organization to provide top of the art freight services, Robert Rogulic is committed to finding a permanent cure for diabetes, through his yearly donations of $10,000 to the Kilo Diabetes & Vascular research Foundation.

The Kilo Diabetes & Vascular Research Foundation (Kilo) was founded to provide a permanent cure for diabetes, promote health, and safeguard the lives of people living with diabetes and heart disease through research and proper care. Just how prevalent is diabetes in the United States? According to a study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association that tracked the disease’s prevalence from 1988-2012, close to half of Americans have diabetes or are pre-diabetic. Pre-diabetes is a condition in which persons have significantly low insulin levels and are thus at increased risk of developing diabetes.

Data from the American Diabetes Association indicates that in 2012 alone, 29.1 million Americans had diabetes, of whom 8.1 million were undiagnosed. Additionally, nearly 86 million Americans aged over 20 had pre-diabetes. In children, 208,000 Americans aged below 20 are estimated to have been diagnosed with diabetes.

Overall, close to 71,000 people die from diabetes every year, placing the disease among the top ten causes of death in the United States.

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