Diabetes kills about 2 million people each year.

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A few quick facts about diabetes

About one third of all people with diabetes do not know they have the disease.Type 2 diabetes often does not have any symptoms. Only about five percent of all people with diabetes have type 1 diabetes. A meal plan for a person with diabetes is not very different than that which is recommended for people without diabetes. Diabetes costs $174 billion annually, including $116 billion in direct medical expenses.