According to a study, men between 75 and 79 years old had diabetes prevalence of 19.9 percent, the highest share among other age groups during the measured time period (2016).
One of the most important aspects of raising diabetes awareness is providing a support system for those who are living with diabetes. The stereotypes surrounding diabetes can be hurtful, but spreading awareness can help highlight the fact that a wide range of ages, races and lifestyles are affected by diabetes.
For people with diabetes, awareness levels may be unique to their journey with diabetes — from experienced to novice. Since diabetes is a chronic condition with a direct impact on one’s health, there’s a crucial need to raise awareness about the prevalence of diabetes to educate people who may not understand the symptoms, risk factors, and treatment options. It is important to stay aware of diabetes and lead a healthy life.