This infographic talks about the impact of diabetes all over the world.  A while back, we did a review of an infographic about the differences between Type I & Type II Diabetes and we sorta got the smack down in a comment, partially because of the infographic itself, but also because of our review.  So, this time, we’re just going to talk about the infographic…

Global Population

In the US, 8.3% of the population has diabetes, which comes out to about 25.8 million people.  Diabetes is the 7th leading cause of the death in the United States, according to this graph.  It also tells us that 285 million people in the world have diabetes, making it the 5th leading cause of death worldwide.  We’re also given information about the countries with the largest number of people with diabetes (China is #1), and the countries with the highest prevalence of adult diabetes.  Nauru is 30% diabetic.

Types of Diabetes

This breaks up into two main categories – Type I and Type II diabetes, with information about each.  90% are Type II, which develops slowly and usually occurs after 40 years of age.  It also tells us that Type I is not preventable – nobody really knows what causes it.  There is a little breakout section on gestational diabetes, which develops during pregnancy.

Diabetes Treatment

This is a little breakdown of the types of treatment for diabetes, and the percentage of use for each.  58% of sufferers treat their diabetes with oral medication, while others use insulin, insulin and oral medication combined, and some use no medication at all.  There is also a comparison of the cost of diabetes treatment for Type I vs. Type II.

Is Diabetes Prejudiced?

They title this section this way because it shows the breakdown of diabetes in regards to race, and to age.  They break down the risk of contracting Type II diabetes, compared to white people, for African-Americans, Hispanic/Latinos, and Asian-Americans.  It also shows that there are many more people over the age of 65 with diabetes than people under the age of 65.

The infographic ends with the information that November 14th is World Diabetes Day.

Design:  A-

The typeface is very easy to read, the information is well thought-out and nicely presented, and the style is attractive.

Information:  A

It is good to know these things, especially if we can adjust our diets and lifestyles to help prevent Type II diabetes.

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