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Feb 28, 2012

MBI – Blood Sugar Control Continued

MonaVie Business Intelligence (MBI)—your source for relevant and timely information that supports your MonaVie business.

Last week we introduced the topic of blood sugar (glucose) control and its implications for long term good health. Blood glucose levels that remain high over time can lead to diabetes and cause damage to your eyes, kidneys, nerves, and blood vessels (WebMD). We had you take a short diabetes quiz and hundreds of you responded. Thank you!

Here are your results which we will compare with actual statistics from 2011:

How many million children and adults in the United States have diabetes?

Do men or women have the most cases of diabetes?

How did you do when compared to recent statistics?

44% of you said 26 million children and adults in the United States have diabetes. You are correct! That's 8.3% of the US population.*

Slightly more of you thought that men have the most cases of diabetes in the US, and you are correct! In 2011, 13 million men 20 years of age or older have diabetes compared to 12.6 million women in the same age range.*

Here's another fact that you may not know. 1.9 million new cases of diabetes were diagnosed in people age 20 years and older in 2010, a growing concern.*

Insight: Working on managing your blood sugar is a worthwhile activity for weight management and general health. Check out Mark Macdonald's book, Body Confidence (see page 19), and how our new MonaVie GL Element™ may work for you.

* These statistics and additional information can be found in the National Diabetes Fact Sheet, 2011, the most recent comprehensive assessment of the impact of diabetes in the United States, jointly produced by the CDC, NIH, ADA, and other organizations.

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