How Diabetes Affects Your Health and Wallet

June 10, 2014 8:46 PM

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How Diabetes Affects Your Health and Wallet

An editorial in the latest Journal of the American Medical Association reminds us that diabetes is affecting both our health and our wallets. It's estimated that 26 million folks in the United States have diabetes and a whopping 79 million adults have prediabetes.

Prediabetes is a condition whereby individuals have a higher than normal blood glucose level but not quite high enough to be classified as having diabetes. Unfortunately, those with prediabetes have a higher risk of not only eventually developing diabetes but also heart disease and stroke.

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