WASHINGTON, Nov. 4, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following is the daily "Profile America" feature from the U.S. Census Bureau:
Profile America — Wednesday, November 4th. November is designated every year as National Diabetes Month. The goal is to make the public more aware of the serious nature of the disease, and how to detect and control it. When our bodies are unable to maintain a normal blood sugar level, many complications may follow, including kidney failure. The disease is also the leading cause of new cases of blindness. Diabetes in the U.S. is on the rise, and some public health experts even refer to it as an epidemic, fueled by our overweight and inactive lifestyle. One of the most vital tools in the fight against the ravages of diabetes is insulin. Insulin is one product of the nearly 1,200 establishments in the $135 billion per year business of manufacturing pharmaceuticals. You can find more facts about America's people, places and economy, from the American Community Survey, at www.census.gov.
Risk factors and surge in diabetes: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3066828/
Rise in diabetes diagnoses: http://www.cdc.gov/diabetes/statistics/prev/national/figage.htm
Pharmaceutical manufacturing establishments:
Pharmaceutical industry value of shipments/NAICS 325412: http://factfinder.census.gov/faces/tableservices/jsf/pages/productview.xhtml?pid=ASM_2013_31GS101&prodType=table
Profile America is produced by the Center for New Media and Promotions of the U.S. Census Bureau. These daily features are available as produced segments, ready to air, on the Internet at http://www.census.gov (look for "Multimedia Gallery" by the "Newsroom" button).
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SOURCE U.S. Census Bureau