Joslin Diabetes Center: September 18, 2013
Our society is aging rapidly. In 2010 40 million people were over the age of 65. This accounts for 13 percent of the population, and that number is projected to rise another 18 million by the year 2020. The risk of developing diabetes increases dramatically with age, so that as our population ages, more and more people will be diagnosed with diabetes. Currently, one in four older adults has diabetes.
Now that is worrisome; diabetes is a chronic disease that drains physical, mental and economic resources. This is why everyone with diabetes should take advantage of all the resources available to them to learn how to control the disease and make life with diabetes more manageable. Read more