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The American Diabetes Association (ADA) states that “the majority of patients with diabetes are 20 years old or older, of whom about 13 million are men and 12.6 million are women” (Hilaire, Woods). The article goes on to state that “in 2007, diabetes was the seventh leading cause of death in the United States” (Hilaire, Woods). Because of its ser... ... middle of paper ... ...febvre, Prof. "Diabetes Action Now: An Initiative of the World Health Organization and the International Diabetes Federation." Http://www.who.int/diabetes/actionnow/en/DANbooklet.pdf. World Health Organization, 2004.
Within that 25.8 million people, about 18.5 have been diagnosed and about 7 million have gone undiagnosed (American Diabetes Association 2005). Puerto Rican is currently the leading nationality in having Type 1 Diabetes at 13.8% within the United States (American Diabetes Association 2005).The American Diabetes Association (2012) has listed that the “Age 20 and older” is currently the leading age group in having Type 1 Diabetes in the United States at 25.6 million people, which is about 11.3% of the United States population. Signs and Symptoms: According to the American Diabetes Association (2005), early detection through the following symptoms can help decrease the complications of having diabetes. Common symptoms of diabetes listed on the American Diabetes Association (2005) website are as follow: blurry vision, slow healing cuts or bruises, frequent urination, constant extreme thirst, constant hunger even after eating, weight loss even with frequent eating, severe fatigue, and tingling, pain, or numbness in the hands or feet. Cause: According to WebMD (2012), Type 1 Diabetes deve... ... middle of paper ... ...lso a key component of proper diabetes care.
Child obesity is an increasing epidemic that affects 1 out of 5 children in the United States alone. A few of the reasons why child obesity is a growing problem are unhealthy eating, lack of physical activity, inherited tendency of Type II diabetes, or a rare hormonal problem. Of the children diagnosed with Type ... ... middle of paper ... ..., paying an extensive about of money for the treatment itself, and can have the negative effects of the treatment itself therefore making them constantly uncomfortable. Works Cited American Diabetes Association, 2014, Web. 24 February 2014.