The Staggering Costs of Diabetes in America
Nearly 30 million Americans have diabetes
$1 in $3 Medicare dollars is spent caring for people with diabetes
Diabetes and prediabetes cost America $322 billion per year
86 million Americans have prediabetes
$1 in $5 health care dollars is spent caring for people with diabetes
Today, 3,835 Americans will be diagnosed with diabetes. Today, diabetes will cause 200 Americans to undergo an amputation, 136 to enter end-stage kidney disease treatment and 1,795 to develop severe retinopathy that can lead to vision loss and blindness.
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