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.
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.
Managing Diabetes: Innovative New Breakthroughs on the Horizon
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.