Diabetes is a growing epidemic both domestically and internationally that threatens to strain an already overburdened healthcare system. More than 1 in 5 healthcare dollars in the United States are spent on diabetes-related care, while the total annual attributable cost for the disease is over a quarter of a trillion dollars. 1 Current estimates show that over 30 million Americans have diabetes and over 400 million people are affected worldwide. 2,3 Both of these figures continue to rise at staggering rates that surpass most predictive models.

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