Here are recent facts on diabetes. When you think of it and read about this disease and how many are affected just here in the USA it can be quite frightening. We need to take it serious and do all we can to change the tide...so that our children and their children will hopefully not be subjected to this disease.

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Diabetes Nutrition Courses Offered by Co-operative Extension stormyla Nov 24, 2011 6:46 AM 33
Preventing Diabetes Complications LaVonne Jun 25, 2011 3:24 PM 0
Complications of Diabetes in the United States LaVonne Jun 25, 2011 3:22 PM 0
National Diabetes Statistics, 2011 LaVonne Jun 25, 2011 3:21 PM 0

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According to the CDC Diabetes is one of the most common chronic diseases in children and adolescents; about 151,000 people below the age of 20 years have diabetes. When diabetes strikes during childhood, it is routinely assumed to be type 1, or juvenile-onset diabetes. However, in the last 2 decades, type 2 diabetes (formerly known as adult-onset diabetes) has been reported among U.S. children and adolescents with increasing frequency.