Type 2 Diabetes programs
Diabetes is a significant public health problem in the United States and worldwide because of its high prevalence, adverse effects on health and quality-of-life, and considerable economic impact. More than 463 million adults—over one in eleven—were living with diabetes in 2019. One in two adults with diabetes is not aware that they have the disease. Even more worrisome is the profound effect of diabetes on our children; one of every three American children born after the year 2000 is predicted to develop diabetes. Diabetes causes blindness, kidney failure, insufficient blood supply to the lower limbs requiring amputation, heart attack, and stroke. The health care costs of diabetes in the United States was $760 billion in 2019. The cost of medical care for people with diabetes now accounts for approximately one-fourth of our health care dollars and is more than double the cost of health care for people who do not have diabetes.
Sansum Diabetes Research Institute has continued to make significant contributions that have improved the health and lives of those impacted by diabetes.