In 2019, 37.3 million Americans, or 11.3 % of the population, had diagnosed or undiagnosed diabetes. Diabetes is also a significant contributor to national healthcare costs. In 2017 the national cost of diabetes was more than $327 billion, up from $245 billion in 20121
. Diabetes is the most expensive chronic condition to treat in the US, as $1 out of every $4 healthcare dollars is spent on care for people with diabetes2
. Despite these staggering statistics, our nation’s diabetic future isn’t looking any brighter.