World Diabetes Day and American Diabetes Month

Diabetes education and prevention is a paramount public health issue as the number of people around the world affected by diabetes is increasing rapidly, and one in three children born in the United States in 2000 are predicted to develop diabetes in their lifetime. The month of November is recognized by the American Diabetes Association as American Diabetes Month, and Nov. 14 is dedicated annually as World Diabetes Day.

Here are some sources online for maps of diabetes:
1. Diabetes Atlas – world interactive maps of diabetes by the International Diabetes Federation. Shows country-by-country data on the incidence of, deaths attributable to, and costs associated with diabetes.

2. CDC: Data and Statistics of U.S. Obesity Trends – maps of diabetes and obesity in the United States.

Source:
Penn State University, http://live.psu.edu/story/49799
International Diabetes Federation, http://www.diabetesatlas.org/map
CDC, http://www.cdc.gov/obesity/data/trends.html

Sachiye Day, VERTICES intern

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