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Quick Facts on Diabetes
- 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
- 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.