Total health care costs for diabetes in the U.S.: $218 billion.
Estimated number of people in the U.S. who have prediabetes: 79 million.
Total health care costs to cover prediabetes: $25 billion.
Reduced risk of developing diabetes over three years if you follow a healthy food and exercise program: 58%.
Length of time diabetes diagnosis may be delayed through lifestyle or medication intervention: up to 10 years.
Reduced risk of developing diabetes over three years if...
Staring off or not responding when touched or spoken
Dark urine with a strong sweet odor.
difficulty waking up.
When you see changes in your child, do a
home blood sugar test. It will show the actual blood
sugar level, eliminating the guesswork.
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