By the numbers
Now let us assume that it is in pennies. So now I have 100 pennies spread out in front of me.
Take five out and set them aside. That’s me and my kind. The Type-1 cents.
Now take out eight more pennies out and set them over there. Those are the Type-2 cents.
Now take out take out twenty five more and put them, oh, I don’t know, over there on the right somewhere. According to new numbers released by the Centers for Disease Control a few weeks ago, those are the pre-diabetic pennies.
How many pennies are left? (Don’t you just hate word problems?)
Answer: there is 62 cents left.
That’s diabetes today. Nearly 4 out of every ten people you meet on the street today either have diabetes, or are developing it. And that’s just U.S. pennies. There are also pounds, and euros, and yens, and…..
So………how does that compare to other epidemics?