Running head: NUMBER OF DIABETIC PEOPLE IN THE US
Number of Diabetic People in the US
NUMBER OF DIABETIC PEOPLE IN THE US
Over 442 million people are living with diabetes globally. These figures are according to
the latest world health organization data released to the public in 2016. This is an increase from
the 321 people who lived with diabetes in 2013. The over 30% increase of this condition is
attributed to the developed countries where many people are living with diabetes. In America for
example, over 30 million people are living with diabetes (Litwin, et al., 2004). This is shocking
because clearly this figure makes up about 10% of the American population.
The diabetes federation indicates that diabetes has become more prevalent among the
American youth who are testing for the lifestyle condition at a very high rate. In 2015, statistics
from the American Diabetes Federation indicated that 10% of the American population lived
with diabetes. There has been a gradual increase as these figures now indicate that over 29% of
the American population is living with the disease (Christie, 2008).
This increase can be attributed to various factors. Diabetes is technically a lifest...
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