Presentation on theme: "The National Diabetes Management Strategy: Diabetes Facts and Figures By using these slides, you agree to the terms on the next slide. The development."— Presentation transcript:
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.
Public Awareness About Diabetes is Low
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:
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.