The Diabetes Care Project Is Proud to Support the Release of The Silver Book: Diabetes®
WASHINGTON, D.C., May 13, 2010 – The Diabetes Care Project congratulates the Alliance for Aging Research for its publication of the newest edition of The Silver Book: Diabetes. Housed online at www.silverbook.org/diabetes, The Silver Book: Diabetes shines a spotlight on the human and economic burden of diabetes and the promise of medical innovation in reducing that burden.
While there have been advances in prevention, diagnosis and treatment, diabetes remains a major health threat in the United States. Twenty-three million Americans have diabetes, compared to 12.1 million in 2002, and by 2050 this number is projected to increase to a staggering 48.3 million. Individuals with the disease are at risk for significant complications, which may include vision loss, heart disease, stroke and other debilitating and life-threatening medical conditions. (Read More) (Download PDF)
The Center for Disease Control estimates that approximately 79 million American adults have pre-diabetes, and 7 million American adults are living with diabetes and don’t know it.2