This is the first in a series of articles about medical ethics. Medical ethics is a sub-category of bioethics, which also includes animal ethics and environmental ethics, according to the Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy.
Join us as we recognize American Diabetes Month this November. This year, the campaign aims to raise awareness about the 29 million Americans with diabetes and to create a sense of urgency about this growing public health crisis. Approximately 1.4 million Americans over 20 are diagnosed with diabetes every year. It remains the 7th leading cause of death, with 69,071 deaths caused by diabetes and 234,051 death certificates with diabetes listed as a contributing cause of death. The disease costs the Unites States approximately $245 billion. For more diabetes statistics, go here.