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Kiss Goodbye to Diabetes

Chapter 1

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About 60% to 70% of people with diabetes have mild to severe forms of nervous system damage.

Amputation •

More than 60% of non-traumatic lower-limb amputations occur in people with diabetes.

In 2006, about 65,700 non-traumatic lowerlimb amputations were performed in people with diabetes.

Between 45 and 83 percent of diabetics will have an amputation due to diabetes-related complications in their lifetime.

Cost of Diabetes: 174 billion: Total costs of diagnosed diabetes in 2007 •

$116 billion for direct medical costs

$58 billion for indirect costs (disability, work loss, premature mortality)

Factoring in the additional costs of undiagnosed diabetes & prediabetes, brings total to in 2007 to $218 billion.

Kiss Diabetes Goodbye- Sample Chapter  

Sample of chapter 1 of upcoming book by Jon Shumway, Kiss Diabetes Goodbye.

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