Around the world, an estimated 463 million adults have diabetes. By 2045, this number will rise to over 700 million.
As diabetes across the globe continues to rise, so must the effort to raise awareness. 37% of all diabetic adults live in the Asia-Pacific region. In Africa, more than two-thirds of people with diabetes are undiagnosed. In Latin America, the number of people with diabetes will increase by 65% by 2040.1 And in 2017, treating diabetes and its related conditions cost Americans about $327 billion in total medical costs and lost work and wages.2
Many of those who are undiagnosed may have or be at risk of prediabetes, and recent research has shown that some long-term damage to the body, especially the heart and circulatory system, may already occur in prediabetics.3
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