ARLINGTON, Va., Nov. 14, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- The diabetes epidemic is happening right now—with nearly 30 million Americans living with the disease and 86 million more at risk—but few seem to acknowledge it, much less have the resolve to address it. If left unchecked, the human and financial costs of this public health crisis will continue to skyrocket. However, diabetes is not just an American epidemic. It's a global crisis. Just last year, the cost of global health expenditures for the 415 million people living with diabetes exceeded $673 billion, higher than the gross domestic product of 177 nations.
Today, on World Diabetes Day, and as part of American Diabetes Month ®, the American Diabetes Association is raising its voice and rallying millions to do the same—to raise awareness and urgency about this health care crisis and both the human and economic costs that it imposes around the world. Learn more about American Diabetes Month here: http://www.multivu.com/players/English/7711431-american-diabetes-month-thisisdiabetes/.