28 Mar '12, 2pm

5 graphs & 4 photos tell the story on obesity, diabetes, #walking, & community design: #smartgrowth #urbanplanning

5 graphs & 4 photos tell the story on obesity, diabetes, #walking, & community design: #smartgrowth #urbanplanning

"Type 2 diabetes is a serious problem, not only in our country but also throughout the world. In the United States, probably more than 30% of individuals above the age of 60 years have diabetes (most of which is type 2 diabetes) or impaired fasting glucose. The most recent data support having 21 million people with diabetes in this country with millions not knowing that they have this disease. In general, for every two individuals who have been diagnosed with diabetes, there is another person out there with the disease who is not yet aware of having this condition. More than 2,500 cases of diabetes are diagnosed every single day. "Diabetes is the leading cause of nontraumatic amputations, eye disease, kidney disease, and a major factor in the development of cardiovascular disease. Cardiovascular disease is the number one cause of death in our patients with diabetes."

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