A deadly, blinding and costly epidemic
Diabetes costs the U.S. an estimated $327 billion annually, with $237 billion coming from direct medical costs and $90 billion coming from decreased productivity.
Untreated diabetes can lead to a number of serious consequences, including neuropathy, amputation, blindness, and even death. Diabetics are at risk for a number of vision-related issues, including glaucoma, cataracts, and a blinding condition called diabetic retinopathy.
With nearly 25 percent of diabetics suffering from diabetic retinopathy, it comes as no surprise that diabetes-related blindness costs can total more than $500 million per year.
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