Someone in the world dies from complications associated with diabetes every 10 seconds.
Diabetes is one of the top ten leading causes of U.S. deaths.
One out of ten health care dollars is attributed to diabetes.
Diabetics have health expenditures that are 2.3 times higher than non-diabetics.
Approximately 90 percent of type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM), the most common form of diabetes, is attributable to excessive body fat.
If current trends continue, T2DM or pre diabetic conditions will strike as many as half of adult Americans by the end of the decade. (according to the United HealthGroup Inc., the largest U.S. health insurer by sales).
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