BERGENFIELD, N.J. -- Iris Novas Cooney and Pat August will present "The Facts about Diabetes" at the Bergenfield Public Library on Tuesday, May 24.
Cooney is a community health education consultant, Horizon NJ Health. August works for the Bergenfield Health Department.
According to the American Diabetes Association,
- in 2010, over 70,000 people with diagnosed diabetes had lower-limb amputations;
- over 29 million Americans -- or 9.3 percent of the population -- had diabetes, as of 2012;
- in 2010, diabetes was the seventh leading cause of death in the U.S. -- and it's not always the listed cause of death; and
- the total costs of diagnosed diabetes in the U.S. were $245 billion in 2012.