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Summary

Some key points to remember about diabetes include:
 

 

  • The condition affects 18.2 million people -- 6.3 percent of the U.S. population. It is a leading cause of death and disability, and it costs $132 billion per year.
     
  • People of any age can get diabetes.
     
  • People at an increased risk of diabetes include: people with a family history of diabetes, older people, overweight and sedentary people, African Americans, Alaska Natives, American Indians, Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians, Hispanic Americans, and some Pacific Islander Americans.
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