Percent Increase in Incidence from 1990 to 1998:
- Age 30-39 (70%)
- Age 40-49 (40%)
- Age 50-59 (31%)
* Percent of diabetics who aren't aware of their illness: 34%
DIABETES OUTCOMES: heart disease, stroke, blindness, kidney disease, nervous system disorders, dental disease, limb amputation
ANNUAL ECONOMIC COST OF DISBETES: $98 Billion
* Such an incredibly fast increase in this disease in America's young to middle-age population forecasts a healthcare catastrophe in the coming decades. It may become an unbearable burden on a health system that is already strained in countless ways. And, diabetes isn't even the #1 killer in Americans today. Heart disease is.