Diabetes

Diabetes affects millions of Americans. Some people are born with the disease, while others are diagnosed later in life. Approximately one in four Americans over the age of 60 years have diabetes, and this number is expected to rise as our nation ages. Many Americans don’t even know they have the disease, which is why educational programs about detection, prevention,and treatment are so important.  Get diabetes statistics at The Silver Book and visit the American Diabetes Association for more information.

Press Room

Press Kit for The Silver Book®: Diabetic Retinopathy

Author: Noel Lloyd

Date: May 18th, 2016

Welcome to the press kit about The Silver Book®: Diabetic Retinopathy.


Diabetic Retinopathy a Major Threat to Global Health

Author: Noel Lloyd

Date: May 18th, 2016

Today the Alliance for Aging Research released The Silver Book®: Diabetic Retinopathy, a factsheet that gives an overview of the threat the eye disease presents to global health.


Find Stats on Chronic Diseases of Aging and Medical Innovation at Newly Designed Silver Book® Site

Author: Noel Lloyd

Date: August 10th, 2015

Site Includes Data on Cancer, Diabetes, Heart Disease, Vision Loss, and More


Alliance Releases The Silver Book®: Diabetes

Date: May 12th, 2010

New Resource Highlights the Growing Burden of Diabetes and Value of Medical Innovation

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Public Doesn't Realize How Vulnerable Seniors are to Chronic Diseases

Date: March 30th, 2006

Alliance for Aging Research almanac underscores human and economic impact of chronic diseases on our aging nation.

Publications




Presentation

The Severe Burden of Diabetes on America's Seniors

Author: Dr. William Rowley

Date: 2010

In an Alliance for Aging Research and American Diabetes Association joint briefing, Dr. William Rowley from The Institute for Alternative Futures presented on the economic burden of diabetes and the need for continued research into prevention, management and treatment options. His slides are available here.

Related Topics: Silver Book / Diabetes



Presentation

Human Burden of Diabetes and the Importance of Research

Author: Dr. K.M. Venkat Narayan

Date: 2010

In an Alliance for Aging Research and American Diabetes Association joint briefing, Dr. K.M. Venkat Narayan from Emory University in Atlanta presented on the human burden of diabetes and the need for continued research into prevention, management and treatment options. His slides are available here.

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Volume

The Silver Book: Diabetes

Date: 2010

The first volume of The Silver Book was launched in 2006 and has quickly become a trusted resource for health policy practitioners. The Silver Book®: Diabetes is the latest volume in this important collection. Each section in the volume includes charts, statistics, and key findings that together paint a comprehensive picture of the burden of diabetes and the tremendous potential of innovation. Much of the data focuses on the older population.

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Presentation

The Burden of Diabetes and the Promise of Biomedical Research

Author: Dr. John Anderson

Date: 2007

In the last of four briefings looking at the growing burden of chronic disease and the promise of medical innovation, Dr. John Anderson of the American Diabetes Association's National Advocacy Committee, presented on The Burden of Diabetes and the Promise of Biomedical Research. His presentation slides are available here.

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Blog

Learn More About World Diabetes Day

Author: Breanna Bishop

Date: November 14th, 2016

Today is World Diabetes Day! Learn how the Alliance is promoting awareness of the condition. 


Controlling Blood Sugar Could Slow Progression of Diabetic Retinopathy, Says NIH Study

Author: Noel Lloyd

Date: June 13th, 2016

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has announced encouraging news about diabetic retinopathy, a serious and irreversible complication of diabetes.


Three New Resources for Older Americans Month

Author: Noel Lloyd

Date: May 26th, 2016

As we continue our celebration of Older Americans Month, here are three resources to help older adults live longer and healthier lives. 


The Global Challenge of Diabetic Retinopathy Illustrated

Author: Noel Lloyd

Date: May 20th, 2016

This infographic from the new Silver Book®: Diabetic Retinopathy factsheet gives an overview of the global impact of diabetic retinopathy, the leading cause of blindness worldwide.


May Events for Older Americans Month

Author: Noel Lloyd

Date: May 4th, 2016

During Older Americans Month, here are some events to keep you informed on research and health topics of interest to older adults. 


HROTW: The Silver Book®, Diabetes

Author: Noel Lloyd

Date: November 24th, 2015

Since November is National Diabetes Month, we have chosen The Silver Book®, Diabetes, as our Health Resource of the Week.


Forget the Finger Wagging: It's Aging, Stupid

Author: Dan Perry

Date: November 17th, 2011

It was reported on the NBC Today Show that type 2 diabetes is on the rise worldwide – the number of adults suffering from the disease has doubled since 1980, and will double again by 2030. Why the uptick? Anchor Natalie Morales attributed the increase to “weight gain and a sedentary lifestyle.” There’s only one problem: It’s not true.


Chronic Disease and Depression

Author: Guest Contributor

Date: October 20th, 2008

Two studies have been published recently that talk about depression—but not as a stand-alone diagnosis. They discuss both heart disease and diabetes and the high comorbidity of depression.


Is Diabetes Threatening our Economy

Author: Lindsay Clarke

Date: April 14th, 2008

A recent report from the American Diabetes Association confirmed that in addition to being a major public health threat, the increasing cost of diabetes is threatening the health of our economy.

Newsletter

Alliance Releases The Silver Book®: Diabetic Retinopathy

Date: August 4th, 2016

The Alliance recently released The Silver Book®: Diabetic Retinopathy, a factsheet that provides an overview of the eye disease and the global health threat it presents.

Related Topics: Silver Book / Diabetes


Managing Diabetes: Innovative New Breakthroughs on the Horizon

Date: July 1st, 2010

Diabetes in the U.S. is continuing to rise at an alarming rate, fueled in large part by the obesity epidemic and our increasingly sedentary lifestyles and poor diets. Every year, more than 1.6 million Americans develop diabetes—joining the ranks of the more than 28 million Americans who already have the disease.

Related Topics: Silver Book / Diabetes


Treatment Advances Help Diabetics Better Manage the Disease Yet More Research is Needed

Date: February 1st, 2007

If you don’t know someone with diabetes, chances are that you will sometime soon. Even as the prevalence of other chronic diseases slows, this serious condition is exploding as the population grows older, heavier and more sedentary.
 
 

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