Diabetes is the sixth leading cause of death in the United
States, has increased sixty-one percent since 1991, and now claims 200,000 lives each
year. Presently 18 million people have diabetes and that number is expected to double by
"Type two diabetes, which is linked to obesity and physical inactivity, accounts for
ninety to ninety-five percent of diabetes cases."
"One in five adults over 65 has diabetes. African Americans, Hispanics, American
Indians and Alaska native adults are two to three times more likely than white adults to
With a cost nationally of $132 billion per year the diabetic average per person cost was
$13,243, and only $2,500 for a person without diabetes.
Complications of diabetes include blindness, kidney disease, amputation, cardiovascular
disease, pregnancy complications and autoimmune function.
Processed foods rich with salt and high fructose corn sweeteners lead the way to
imbalanced diets which cause people to crave only junk food.