America is experiencing an epidemic of gargantuan proportions. Each day, 4300 Americans receive this message, “You have Type 2 Diabetes.” This is the equivalent of 1.5 million new cases that will be established this year, adding to the already stunning, 25.5 million current cases of Diabetes.
The news gets worse! The rate of NEW cases of Diabetes is expected to double over the next 10 years. 57 million people – one quarter of all American adults – suffer from pre-diabetes. Furthermore, 22 million children older than the age of 2 are at an increased risk of developing Type 2 Diabetes because of excess weight.
Diabetes costs America $175 billion per year, which is close to the equivalent of what was spent in 2009 on the conflicts in Iraq, Afghanistan & the global war on terror, combined! Diabetes is one of the biggest health expenses facing employers, costing $22.6 billion annually in employee absenteeism & reduced productivity. Diabetes costs Michigan, alone over $6 BILLION per year & costs the average individual over $6,000 per year to manage it.
If current trends continue, 50% of Americans will develop Diabetes or pre-diabetes, during their lifetime & will lose, on average, 10-15 years of life. Diabetes is a direct cause of a number of other diseases, including heart disease, stroke, dementia, cancer, blindness, kidney failure & amputations.
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