If you don’t know someone who has been affected by diabetes yet, you probably will during your lifetime. Millions of Americans are diagnosed with some form of diabetes each year. While most children who are diagnosed with diabetes suffer from Type 1, in which the pancreas has no ability to make insulin, most adults over the age of 30 are diagnosed with Type 2, which may be treated without insulin in some cases. It is clear to many within the diabetes blogosphere that unity must be the goal if a cure for diabetes could ever be found.
The World Health Organization reported in 2000 that there were at least 171 million people worldwide who suffer from diabetes. That is nearly three percent of the world’s population, and they expect that number to almost double by the year 2030. Public health concern lies not only in finding a cure for those who suffer, but also finding a way to improve public health worldwide in order to prevent new cases from popping up. To help give you a better understanding of diabetes, preventative measures that can be taken, as well as treatment, we’ve gathered a list of the top 50 diabetes blogs that best represent excellence in content and research.