AWARENESS + ACTION = PREVENTION®
Diabetes is a highly preventable rising global epidemic. Defeat Diabetes Foundation works to support conscious and sustainable solutions aimed at preventing, identifying and managing Type 2 Diabetes.
Through progressive programs, original content and diabetes resources, we strive to accomplish our mission of defeating diabetes through an integrated approach.
A RISING GLOBAL EPIDEMIC
Globally, more than 420 million people have diabetes – a prevalence of 8.5% of the adult population, and rising. Approximately half are undiagnosed, and more than 350 million are at high risk for developing type 2 diabetes.
Each year, over 250,000 of the more than 30 million people in the United States with diabetes, die due to diabetes complications. The global number of deaths caused by diabetes was a staggering 4 million in 2017.
1 in 3 US children is overweight or obese, and 380 million children are globally. 75% of these children will become overweight or obese adults. 87.5% of adults diagnosed with type 2 diabetes in the US are overweight or obese.
SMALL STEP, BIG IMPACT
Your support can make a difference in how the world responds to the global diabetes epidemic.
Type-2 diabetes is a highly preventable disease. Healthful and mindful dietary and lifestyle choices can help halt the spread of this rapidly rising global epidemic.
Eating diets based on fresh, whole and unprocessed foods, while leading active and balanced lifestyles, can greatly reduce the risk of developing diabetes.