Did you know?
With 11% of the adult population affected, the North America and Caribbean Region has the second-highest comparative prevalence of diabetes. There is a death attributable to diabetes approximately every seven seconds. The third highest number of deaths due to diabetes is in the USA, behind India and China, and ahead of the Russian Federation
In 1940, less than 20 years after the discovery of insulin, 28 physicians founded the American Diabetes Association. Since, the ADA has invested more than USD 600 million to funds almost 4,000 research projects dedicated to diabetes.
(1): CIA factbook
(2): WHO 2008
(3): IDF Diabetes Atlas, 5th edition annual update, 2012