Monday, April 16, 2012

Our World In Numbers

JDRF: Improving Lives. Curing Type 1 Diabetes.

Someone asked me about the question of how many people were living with type 1 diabetes.  For as much time as we spend as a family living with type 1 diabetes, the total population isn't something that I dwell on often so I actually had to go look the information up.

From the JDRF website, here are a few statistics to share with your friends and family. 

  • As many as three million Americans may have type 1 diabetes.

  • Each year, more than 15,000 children and 15,000 adults - approximately 80 people per day - are diagnosed with type 1 diabetes in the U.S. 

  • 85 percent of people living with type 1 diabetes are adults.

  • The rate of type 1 diabetes incidence among children under the age of 14 is estimated to increase by 3% annually worldwide. 

 And one more fun observation... the above statistics are more than enough to reason why we need to continue to raise money to support a cure.   Please consider donating to care of Naturally Sweet Sisters!

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