Nov 6, 2018 | John S Kiernan, Senior Writer & Editor
Diabetes costs the U.S. economy over $327 billion per year, making it the country’s most expensive disease. But the damage obviously extends well beyond dollars and cents. It’s the 7th most deadly disease in the U.S., claiming over 80,000 lives per year and becoming a daily concern for millions more.
Yet the roughly 9 in 10 Americans who don’t have diabetes probably don’t understand the full extent of the struggle, either. The same can also be said of the nearly 1 in 4 people with diabetes who don’t know they have it.
So to help spread awareness, WalletHub assembled an interesting infographic exploring the impact of diabetes as well as what folks are doing to fight back. We also surveyed a panel of diabetes experts about issues ranging from personal finance to public policy. You can find everything below.