There are 387 million people living with diabetes around the world (2014)

1 in every 12 people have diabetes.

In 2012, an estimated 1.5 million deaths were directly caused by diabetes.

Diabetes does NOT have a cure. Yet.

The blue circle is the universal symbol for diabetes.

The gray ribbon with the drop of blood is the diabetes awareness ribbon.

Type 1 diabetics comprise only 10% of the diabetic population.

The exact cause of type 1 diabetes is unknown. Most of the cases involve an auto-immune destruction of the insulin producing beta cells in the pancreas.

There are three main types of diabetes mellitus:

Type 1 [insulin-dependent    ||   Type 2 [non insulin-dependent]   ||  Gestational diabetes [during pregnancy]

Diabetes is a chronic disease that occurs either when the pancreas does not produce enough insulin or when the body cannot effectively use the insulin it produces. Insulin is a hormone that regulates blood sugar.


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