The CDC needs to say whether "diabetes" means Type 1 or Type 2 diabetes.

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Jenn Wood
5 years ago
There is little public education and understanding around diabetes and we need to understand more about its occurance.

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Elizabeth Ealy
5 years ago
There is a big difference between type 1 and type 2 !

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Samantha Brzozowski
5 years ago
If there where more definition between the two, I strongly feel there would be better awareness! We need more awareness!

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Jillian Horner
5 years ago
My 4 year old son has type 1 and I'm tired of all of the stigma surrounding him and people glaring at him whenever he dares to eat anything sugary in public.

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Elaine Nichols
5 years ago
Type 1 Diabetes is an autoimmune disorder, with no prevention and no cure (yet, I'm hopeful). It is not caused by lifestyle choices. It has no specific cause.
We must clarify what type of Diabetes we are talking about, and educate the public about the differences.
Type 1 Diabetes requires insulin via injections or a pump, every day. T1D patients can no longer make their own insulin. No amount of diet or exercise will reverse that. And it can be diagnosed as early as birth, all the way far into adulthood.

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Debbie Wessel
5 years ago
Type 1 and Type 2 are two completely different diseases.

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Dennis Murphy
5 years ago
The information provided in the CDC graph is useless. The data needs to be categorized by diabetes type, by 10 year age brackets, by gender and by race.

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Tanya Rodriguez
5 years ago
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Mary Murphy
5 years ago
I am signing this because the data appears skewed. Type 1 and Type 2 Diabetes are different, not at all the same. The data should be separated in order to reliably represent these two debilitating, fatal, expensive chronic diseases. Diabetes is not on the decline and that statement represents a false display of the data.

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Gail Sharp
5 years ago
I agree it needs to be noted the difference so Drs can better treat.