Madison Center World Diabetes Day
November 15, 2016 | by The Polyclinic

Go blue.

Horizontal rows of blue could be seen across The Polyclinic Madison Center on Monday, Nov. 14, 2016 in honor of World Diabetes Day (WDD).

The Polyclinic joined downtown businesses and office buildings in “going blue” to raise awareness for diabetes, a disease that impacts 30 million Americans. The Polyclinic Madison will be displayed at a World Diabetes Day Celebration on Nov. 19, 2016 in Hanger 30 at Magnuson Park where attendees will celebrate “Eyes on Diabetes” to promote screening and treatment for Type 2 Diabetes.

6 Facts About Diabetes

  • 415 million adults are living with diabetes in the world. This number is expected to increase to 642 million by 2040.
  • Total deaths from diabetes are projected to rise by more than 50 percent in the next 10 years. Diabetes is the 7th leading cause of death in the United States.
  • Diabetes is the leading cause of many conditions such as kidney failure, lower-limb amputations, and adult-onset blindness.
  • In the U.S., more than 8 million people are living with diabetes and don’t know they have it.
  • Of those with diabetes, 95 percent have Type 2 diabetes and 5 percent have Type 1 diabetes.
  • Global health spending was estimated at $673 billion in 2015 to treat and manage diabetes.

Comprehensive and Expert Diabetes Care

The Polyclinic offers comprehensive and expert diabetes care through our Endocrinology and Diabetes and Nutrition Education departments, including weekly Diabetes Education classes offered at The Polyclinic Madison Center and Northgate Plaza.