Today is World Health Day.
Each year the World Health Organization chooses a global health issue to focus on, and this year they’ve selected the growing epidemic of diabetes.
Did you know…
- The number of people with diabetes has risen from 108 million in 1980 to 422 million in 2014 – that’s nearly a 300% increase
- One in 11 Americans have diabetes — that’s more than 29 million people.
- 86 million adults in the United States are at high risk of developing type 2 diabetes.
- All of this is preventable?
The stats are scary, but the good news is that Health Coaches are perfectly poised to be a part of the solution and help those at risk.