At Mina D Jewelry we are strong supporters of various charities we are strongly connected to. November is the month of Diabetes Awareness, Designer Mina Deutsch has a strong personal connection to this disease as her grandmother battled this disease for over thirty years, passing away three years ago. Today her father is a among those calling themselves Diabetic and taking twice daily blood tests and insulin injections. The American Diabetes Association : Their Mission: To prevent and cure diabetes and to improve the lives of all people affected by diabetes.
In memorium of her grandmother Jeni Weiss, Mina designed a bracelet to raise awareness to this disease. Throughout the month of November, Mina D Jewelry will donate 15% of the sale of anything from our Red Hot Collection and our Smoky Grey Collection to The American Diabetes Association. In addition 15% of the sale of the Jeni Bracelet will be donated to the association any time it is purchased, through out the year !
Let’s help stop this disease and make a difference in the lives of millions suffering, some statistic ;
Overall Numbers, Diabetes and Prediabetes
- Prevalence: In 2012, 29.1 million Americans, or 9.3% of the population, had diabetes.
- Approximately 1.25 million American children and adults have type 1 diabetes.
- Undiagnosed: Of the 29.1 million, 21.0 million were diagnosed, and 8.1 million were undiagnosed.
- Prevalence in Seniors: The percentage of Americans age 65 and older remains high, at 25.9%, or 11.8 million seniors (diagnosed and undiagnosed).
- New Cases: The incidence of diabetes in 2012 was 1.7 million new diagnoses/year; in 2010 it was 1.9 million.
- Prediabetes: In 2012, 86 million Americans age 20 and older had prediabetes; this is up from 79 million in 2010.
- Deaths: Diabetes remains the 7th leading cause of death in the United States in 2010, with 69,071 death certificates listing it as the underlying cause of death, and a total of 234,051 death certificates listing diabetes as an underlying or contributing cause of death.
Diabetes in Youth
- About 208,000 Americans under age 20 are estimated to have diagnosed diabetes, approximately 0.25% of that population.
- In 2008—2009, the annual incidence of diagnosed diabetes in youth was estimated at 18,436 with type 1 diabetes, 5,089 with type 2 diabetes.
Diabetes by Race/Ethnicity
The rates of diagnosed diabetes by race/ethnic background are:
- 7.6% of non-Hispanic whites
- 9.0% of Asian Americans
- 12.8% of Hispanics
- 13.2% of non-Hispanic blacks
- 15.9% of American Indians/Alaskan Natives
The breakdown among Asian Americans:
- 4.4% for Chinese
- 11.3% for Filipinos
- 13.0 for Asian Indians
- 8.8% for other Asian Americans.
The breakdown among Hispanic adults: