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Diabetes mellitus is a widespread and rapidly-growing disease.
In 1958 fewer than 1% of Americans had been diagnosed with diabetes, but by 2015 that percentage had risen to 7.4%. It is also an expensive disease, costing the nation upwards of $327 billion annually. Read on for additional facts and figures concerning diabetes. *
*Unless otherwise specified, all data is from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
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