American Diabetes Alert Day, March 24

By Metro Creative

Diabetes diagnoses are on the rise, and the numbers are jaw dropping. According to the World Health Organization, the number of people with diabetes totaled 108 million in 1980. By 2017, the International Diabetes Foundation was reporting that figure had risen to 425 million adults, with estimates that it may be as high as 629 million by 2045.

Diabetes is not just a global health issue, but a financial concern as well. The IDF reported diabetes caused at least $727 billion in health expenditures in 2017. Despite its prevalence and the financial toll it takes on families across the globe, many people, including parents, admit they are in the dark about warning signs of diabetes.

To read more, pick up a copy of the March/April issue of LiveIt magazine.