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44,400 diabetics began treatment for end-stage renal disease (ESRD) in 2002.

National diabetes fact sheet: general information and national estimates on diabetes in the United States; 2005. http://ndep.nih.gov/media/2005_National_Diabetes_Fact_Sheet.pdf?redirect=true. Accessed July 8, 2015

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  • Cost of Disease
  • Human Burden

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  • 79 million Americans have pre-diabetes–a condition of higher-than-normal blood glucose levels that puts them at risk of developing diabetes.  
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  • 7 million Americans are unaware that they have diabetes.  
  • Health care expenditures attributable to diabetes in the U.S., by age and type of service, 2002 (in millions of dollars)  
  • In 2012, the total cost of diabetes was $245 billion–$176 billion in medical costs and $69 billion in lost productivity.