Bid4aCure is a fund-raiser event, in its fourth year, that will be held this year in the month of September 2010. We raise money for diabetes research for member organizations of the International Diabetes Federation: Diabetes UK and the American Diabetes Association:
Information and receipts from all years' event may be found at: http://www.bid4acure.org/http://www.jocelynsands.com/ (click on the charity link at the bottom of the site.)
Our signature event: the Date Auction will be held at 1 PM SLT on September 26, 2010
• Diabetes currently affects 246 million people worldwide and is expected to affect 380 million by 2025.
• In 2007, the five countries with the largest numbers of people with diabetes are India (40.9 million), China (39.8 million), the United States (19.2 million), Russia (9.6 million) and Germany (7.4 million).
• In 2007, the five countries with the highest diabetes prevalence in the adult population are Nauru (30.7%), United Arab Emirates (19.5%), Saudi Arabia (16.7%), Bahrain(15.2%), and Kuwait (14.4%).
• By 2025, the largest increases in diabetes prevalence will take place in developing countries.
• Each year a further 7 million people develop diabetes.
• Each year 3.8 million deaths are attributable to diabetes. An even greater number die from cardiovascular disease made worse by diabetes-related lipid disorders and hypertension.
• Every 10 seconds a person dies from diabetes-related causes.
• Every 10 seconds two people develop diabetes.
• Diabetes is the fourth leading cause of global death by disease.
• At least 50% of all people with diabetes are unaware of their condition. In some countries this figure may reach 80%.
• Up to 80% of type 2 diabetes is preventable by adopting a healthy diet and increasing physical activity.
• Diabetes is the largest cause of kidney failure in developed countries and is responsible for huge dialysis costs.
• Type 2 diabetes has become the most frequent condition in people with kidney failure in countries of the Western world. The reported incidence varies between 30% and 40% in countries such as Germany and the USA.
• 10% to 20% of people with diabetes die of renal failure.
• It is estimated that more than 2.5 million people worldwide are affected by diabetic retinopathy.
• Diabetic retinopathy is the leading cause of vision loss in adults of working age (20 to 65 years) in industrialized countries.
• On average, people with type 2 diabetes will die 5-10 years before people without diabetes, mostly due to cardiovascular disease.
• Cardiovascular disease is the major cause of death in diabetes, accounting for some 50% of all diabetes fatalities, and much disability.
• People with type 2 diabetes are over twice as likely to have a heart attack or stroke as people who do not have diabetes. Indeed, people with type 2 diabetes are as likely to suffer a heart attack as people without diabetes who have already had a heart attack.
Let's prove that Second Life is more than just a game. Help us stop the shots. Folks wishing to join in the date auction or host a syringe may contact Jocelyn Sands or Argus Collibngwood . Thanks to all !