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Diabetes affects 25.8 million people, which is 8.3% of the US population
Of those 25.8 million, 18.8 million have been diagnosed with diabetes while another 7 million remain undiagnosed
Women who have had gestational diabetes have a 35% to 60% increase of developing diabetes in the next 10-20 years
Medical expenses for those with diabetes are more than two times higher than people without diabetes
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. National diabetes fact sheet: national estimates and general information on diabetes and pre-diabetes in the United States, 2011. Atlanta, GA: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 2011.