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Amt. of diabetics

Discussion in 'Teens' started by alisong0223, May 6, 2006.

  1. alisong0223

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    Yesterday in my biology class I was done with my lab and I saw that my teacher had a science mag. with a "cure for diabetes" thing on the front, so I flipped to the article, and although I didn't read all about how to cure it, I found out that in 1985 about only* 30 million people had diabetes, and now the number is up to 180 million people.

    I just thought that you might like to hear that statistic because I thought it was craaazy.


    *only is relative
     
  2. faithe113001

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    One thing that might affect that statistic is that there is a lot more info about diabetes nowadays, so there are more diagnoses. Most of those people are type 2, (type 1s are only about 10% of diabetics) and often times people don't know they have it. So, since there is more info, more people are going in and getting checked, therefore, seemingly "more" diabetics. That is a crazy statistic though!
     
  3. Boo

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    One way to look at it is that the more people who are diagnosed with diabetes, (hopefully) the more money that will be funnelled into research for a cure or at least better ways to control the disease!
     
  4. hot_cheerleader_101

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    hey I like that analogy! Nice Attitude Boo!
     
  5. Future_Star

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    Hi!

    wow! Diabetes really gaves me my head spinning!
     

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