From 1980 through 2012, the number of adults with diagnosed diabetes in the United States nearly quadrupled, from 5.5 million to 21.3 million. Among adults, about 1.7 million new cases of diabetes are diagnosed each year. If this trend continues, as many as 1 out of every 3 adults in the United States could have diabetes by 2050. In addition, more than 18,000 new cases of type 1 diabetes are estimated to be diagnosed among US youth younger than age 20 each year.
“More than 29 million people—or 9.3 percent of the US population—are estimated to have diagnosed or undiagnosed diabetes.”
– Centers for Disease Control & Prevention 2014 Diabetes Report Card
Diabetes can be a serious, typically chronic condition, but also a very manageable one for many people. Often, diabetes education is a crucial component of treatment that can help to optimize the health and well-being of teens and adults with diabetes and pre-diabetes.
At the Cooley Dickinson Medical Group Diabetes Center, we’re committed to helping you manage your diabetes through personalized care, quality education, and ongoing support. The Center offers innovative tools and programs that focus on exercise, nutrition, medication, and other measures for the prevention as well as successful management of diabetes. For more information on specific services, programs or classes for people living with diabetes, click the links below or to the right: