In the year 2012, more than 371 million people had diabetes
and half of them are undiagnosed.
1 in 10 U.S. adults have Type 2 diabetes and 1 in 400
to 600 children and adolescents have Type 1 diabetes. Furthermore,
1.6 million new cases of diabetes are diagnosed in the U.S.
The CDC (Centers for Disease Control) even stated that
if trends continue, 1 in 3 Americans will have diabetes
UnitedHealth Group shows that half of Americans could
have diabetes or pre-diabetes by 2020, costing $3.35 trillion
over the next decade.
WHO (World Health Organization) states that diabetes
will be the 7th leading cause of death in 2030.
$245 billion is the total costs of diagnosed diabetes
in the US this 2013 ($176 billion for direct medical costs,
$69 billion in reduced productivity).
In connection with these cases are the several complications
such as heart disease, stroke, high blood pressure, blindness,
kidney disease, nervous system disease, amputation, hypertension,
dental disease and for women, complications of pregnancy.