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1 The National Diabetes Management Strategy: Diabetes Facts and Figures By using these slides, you agree to the terms on the next slide. The development of these slides was made possible through financial support by Merck.

2 Terms of Use By using this web site and/or these slides and/or requesting and receiving the information on this site, you are accepting these terms of use. These slides and the related information on the The National Diabetes Management Strategy website synthesize publicly available information in a convenient format. This information is intended for use by policymakers, managers, media, planners, clinicians and researchers. All information provided on this site and in these slides is publicly available from the original sources. All information is attributed to the original source. All information in these slides is copyrighted by other parties. As a visitor to this site, you are granted a limited license to use the information contained within for non-commercial use only, provided the information is not modified and all copyright and other proprietary notices are retained. The National Diabetes Management Strategy and The University of Western Ontario resides in Ontario, Canada and this site and any transactions which you enter into through this site are governed by the laws of Ontario, Canada and the federal laws of Canada applicable therein. The faculty and staff of The National Diabetes Management Strategy The University of Western Ontario shall not be liable for any damages, claims, liabilities, costs or obligations arising from the use or misuse of the material contained on this web site, whether such obligations arise in contract, negligence, equity or statute law. The National Diabetes Management Strategy and The University of Western Ontario do not guarantee or warrant the quality, accuracy, completeness, timeliness, appropriateness or suitability of the information provided. Links to other sites are provided as a reference to assist you in identifying and locating other Internet resources that may be of interest. The National Diabetes Management Strategy and The University of Western Ontario does not assume responsibility for the accuracy or appropriateness of the information contained on other sites, nor do we endorse the viewpoints expressed on other sites.

3 Public Awareness About Diabetes is Low

4 Diabetes Awareness in the US In the US, when asked to rank which disease (diabetes, breast cancer, AIDS) caused the most deaths each year, not even half of respondents chose diabetes (42%). In the US, diabetes causes more deaths per year than breast cancer and AIDS combined. Canadian data on diabetes awareness are not available. As America Earns Failing Grade, American Diabetes Association Launches Movement to Stop Diabetes. Available at:

5 American Diabetes Association Awareness Survey The American Diabetes Association conducted an online survey to determine what people fear most: –16% feared being in a plane crash –13% feared snake bites –5% feared being hit by lightning –5% feared getting an illness/disease –4% feared a shark attack When asked specifically about diseases: –49% feared cancer –Only 3% cited a fear of diabetes Ironically, 10% of adults reports having been diagnosed with diabetes, while fewer (6%) have been diagnosed with cancer. Further, cancer and diabetes have similar rates of expected new cases each year American Diabetes Association Survey.


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