Coronary heart disease is an important cause of illness among middle-aged women with diabetes; rates are three to seven times higher among women 45-64 years old with diabetes than among those without diabetes.
In 2000, at least one in four women aged 45-64 years with diabetes had a low level of formal education, and one in three lived in a low-income household.
More than 11 million women in the US have diabetes.
Women in minority racial and ethnic groups are the hardest hit by type 2 diabetes; the prevalence is two to four times higher among black, Hispanic, American Indian, and Asian-Pacific Islander women than among white women.
There is an apparent increase in the number of youth of all racial and ethnic groups being diagnosed with type 2 diabetes, and it appears to be more common among girls than boys.Approximately 3.8 million women aged 45-64 years have diabetes.Diabetes is a leading cause of death among middle-aged American women.Because minority populations are expected to grow at a faster rate than the U. population as a whole, the number of women in these groups who are diagnosed with diabetes will increase significantly in the coming years.Diabetes is a more common cause of coronary heart disease among women than men.By age 20 years, 40%-60% of people with type 1 diabetes have evidence of retinopathy, or diabetic eye disease. The risk for developing proliferative retinopathy—the most severe form—is higher for girls than for boys (in at least one study).An estimated 1.3 million women of reproductive age have diabetes; about 500,000 of them do not know they have the disease.Your gift today will help us get closer to curing diabetes and better treatments for those living with diabetes.Diabetes currently affects over 246 million people worldwide and over half of these people are women.Most elderly women with diabetes have type 2 diabetes.Because women make up a greater proportion of the elderly population and women with diabetes live longer than their male counterparts, elderly women with diabetes outnumber elderly men with diabetes.