25.8 million children & adults in the US (8.3% of US population) have diabetes
18.8 million diagnosed
7 million undiagnosed
79 million prediabetes
1.9 million new cases
215,000 have diabetes
1 in every 400 children & adolescents
20-64 years old
25.6 million (11.3%) have diabetes
65 and over
10.9 million (26.9%) have diabetes
13 million (11.8%) aged 20 or older have diabetes
12.6 million (10.8%) aged 20 or older have diabetes
Heart Disease and Stroke
High Blood Pressure
Nervous System Disease
Cost of Diabetes
$174 billion of diagnosed
$116 billion in direct medical costs
$58 billion in indirect costs (disability, work loss, premature mortality)
Personal responsibility and integrity are just words unless there is an action plan that surrounds them. I wanted to build a tool that would help us all act more. Not just be more aware ot learn more but act more. I want to bring together funding and people and projects in a way that will engage everyone in diabetes awareness.
I know the problems of our would aren't going to be solved by a few, but by the many. I know that philanthropists aren't just a few people with lost of money but lots of folks who are committed to putting whatever resources they have to work.
So what if the people invested in me (fans, rodeo committees and sponsors) could start making a greater impact on the world's most pressing need, like diabetes?
The world might just wake up tomorrow different tomorrow.
We can and will make a major impact on the lives of many.