The ABCs of Health Literacy
There’s a pretty good reason why type 1 diabetes isn’t referred to as “juvenile diabetes” anymore. It’s not just for kids, that’s for sure!
Here’s what I mean: 85% of of people who have type 1 diabetes are adults!
Yep, according to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF), type 1 diabetes is growing and it grows by 3% each year. Every day, some 80 people are being diagnosed with type 1 diabetes. That’s more than 15,000 children and 15,000 adults each year. Three million Americans have it…and that number gets bigger each year. (more…)
“Wow…juvenile diabetes, huh, Petey? How’d it happen?” asked Hal when his little brother Sal walked into the kitchen.
Ignoring the fact that Hal was on the phone, Sal erupted excitedly. “Whoa…Petey got a beating at juvy? “Holy crud, I didn’t even know he got sent up. When did all this go down?”
Hal just shot Sal a switchblade glance and kept listening to Petey on the phone. His forehead, creased with concern, displayed his focus. (more…)