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About Prediabetes and Diabetes


Ninety-six (96) million US adults—that’s 1 in 3—have PREDIABETES. With prediabetes, blood sugar is higher than normal but not high enough yet to be diagnosed as diabetes. People with prediabetes are at high risk for TYPE 2 DIABETES (the most common type of diabetes), heart disease, and stroke.

More than 37 million Americans have diabetes, which increases their risk for a long list of serious health problems, including:

    • Heart attack
    • Stroke
    • Blindness
    • Kidney failure
    • Loss of toes, feet, or legs

Diabetes has an enormous ECONOMIC IMPACT on millions of individuals and their families, on workplaces, and on the US healthcare system.

    • In 2017, the total estimated cost of diagnosed diabetes was $327 billion ($237 billion in direct medical costs and $90 billion in lost productivity), up 33% over a 5-year period.
    • About 1 in 4 health care dollars is spent on people with diagnosed diabetes.
    • Medical expenses for people diagnosed with diabetes—$16,750 annually on average—are about 2.3 times higher than for people without diabetes.

Sources: CDC- https://www.cdc.gov/diabetes/data/statistics-report/index.html



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