- Middle-aged and Older adults are at a higher rick of developing Type 2 Diabetes. According to CDC, there were a total of 1.7 million new diabetes cases in 2012. In 2012, adults aged 45 to 64 were the most diagnosed age group of diabetes
age 18-44 - 3,578,750
age 45-64 - 11,055,065
age 65-74 - 5,475,047
age 75+ - 3,986,229
This is 24 Million. Currently the number is 30 million and increasing. with improved medication and increase in lifespan, you can see these numbers just growing and growing.
- Adults 65 and older watch the most TV averaging 47 hours and 21 minutes per week. That works out to 6.7 hours of TV per day, or 28.1%, more than 1/4 of their life watching TV – more than double the lowest age group.
Here are the statistics by age group from Data Source - The Nielson COmpany
K2-11 - Watch 25 hours a TV viewing
12-17 - Watch 22 hours a TV viewing
18-24 - Watch 26 hours a TV viewing
25-34 - Watch 32 hours a TV viewing
35-49 - Watch 35 hours a TV viewing
50-64 - Watch 43 hours a TV viewing
65+ - Watch 47 hours a TV viewing
(Note: Tv usage is declining in younger adults but the number of older generation is increasing in TV usage)
- Now lets breakdown the same age group based on Internet usage. A report from 2014
18-29 - 97 Percent utilize internet
30-49 - 93 percent utilize internet
50-64 - 88 percent utilize internet
65+ - 57 percent utilize internet
Food For Thought:
-life span has been going up which means more older people
-Tobacco usage is on a major decline in Middle to older age
- People in their Middle-age to Older-age(mostly) are more focused on luxury health care product that will make life easier. Products like Afrezza will be something they will get immediately since all they care about is ease of usage. Someone needs to talk to Sanofi and MNKD and bring these points up
Kevin, if this really happens, Afrezza is going to be the blockbuster Al Mann has been calling it from quite sometime. This might actually be a reality. If this happens, i have no doubt of this company being over 20+ soon. Offcourse delayed gratification wins
I am not sure about others but i never heard the word "Technosphere" used before i heard of Afrezza. So, i did a quick google search and realized that the words true desire is to say "The part of the environment where technodiversity extends its influence into the biosphere". So, the word "BioTech" is the same as "TechnoSphere" but almost rarely used by anyone. If we decide to use a different word to say the same thing, it could very well mean that we have been recently introduced to it and use it our vocabulary to make it a part of it.
Word "Technosphere" is heavily coined with Afrezza and the usage of it by Andy Conrad basically means that he is aware of the platform which is a very positive thing. I am sure many are excited but i would like to know the reference from where you heard this?