1 diabetes is commonly seen in small children and young adults. People
with type1 diabetes cannot generate insulin and should inject insulin
2 diabetes is commonly seen in adults or people that are older than 45.
However, this type of diabetes can also be acquired by younger people,
especially in the present time where the incidence of childhood obesity
continues to increase. Type 2 diabetics, are either lacking the hormone
called insulin, or it can be that their body is resistant to insulin and
unable to utilize it properly.
Diabetes develops during pregnancy: approximately, 2-4 % of all women
who are pregnant have developed gestational diabetes. In cases where a
woman developed this type of diabetes, she has 40 % chance of developing
Type 2 diabetes in her later life.
stated by CDC, over 24 million individuals in America have acquired
diabetes mellitus in the year 2007, and out of this number,
approximately 6 million of these people are not aware of their
condition. They also state that approximately 1 million cases are newly
diagnosed each year. This condition can affect both men and women of
various age or ethnic groups.
Prevalence Rate of Diabetes
White Americans (6.6%)
African Americans (11.5%)
Asian Americans (7.5%)
show that Alaskan Natives and Pacific Islanders faces a higher risk of
acquiring this condition, compared to other race. This is due to many
factors, which may include but are not limited to: Genetics, diet, and
We intend to do this within local communities, with partnerships and just through word of mouth. We intend for these key elements of sustainable lifestyle change to become pervasive within communities, and within the lives of all of us affected by the disease. While that may take a lifetime, the cause is too great to not be that committed!