Infographic: Diabetes on The Rise, Growing As Healthcare Concern

Wednesday, May 28th, 2014
This post was written by Jackie Lyons

The Center for Disease Control and Prevention predicts that one in three people will have diabetes by 2050. Furthermore, diabetes-related costs in 2012 totaled $245 billion, and the estimated cost of diabetes for 2020 is $500 billion, according to a new infographic from Tractivity.

This infographic also shows the causes of diabetes, number of affected people, the costs related to diabetes and ways to prevent the chronic disease.

You may also be interested in The Handbook of Health Behavior Change, 4th Edition. This resource contains chapters on lifestyle change and prevention and chronic disease management, with an intensive focus on specific behaviors (i.e. diet and nutrition, tobacco use) and chronic illness (i.e. diabetes, heart disease). It is organized around the specific behaviors and chronic illnesses with the most significant public health impacts in terms of morbidity and mortality.

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