Diabetes Mellitus; Definition, Quick Facts, Symptoms & Types

Quick Facts on Diabetes

  1. If left untreated, Diabetes has the potential of leading to other grave medical conditions including blindness, kidney failure as well as nerve damage among others
  2. The economic implications of the condition are staggering. In the United States of America alone, the burden of the condition came to about 245 billion USD, in 2012. A breakdown reveals that diabetes accounted for 116 billion USD in direct medical costs and care, while another 69 billion was sunk in costs due to disability, premature death, lost man-hours as well as work loss.