DIABETES AWARENESS FACTS
Complications from diabetes claimed the life of prolific artist, Oscar Thomas. In his memory, the foundation spreads the message of diabetes education, health and wellness. The National Diabetes 2021 Statistics Report revealed that in the United States, 37.3 million people have diabetes, 28.7 million have been diagnosed, 8.5 million are undiagnosed and 96 million have pre-diabetes.
Diabetes is the leading cause of kidney failure, non-traumatic lower-limb amputations, and new cases of blindness among adults in the U.S. Ranked the seventh leading cause of death in the Americas, a major cause of heart disease and stroke, diabetes is one of the most rampant diseases of our time.
With these startling statistics, the Oscar Thomas Foundation participates in activities for and about the disease.