Nearly 800,000 Illinoisans have diabetes. Of that number, 500,000 of those are unaware of their condition.
Representative Demmer stated, “Diabetes continues to be one of the fastest growing diseases worldwide, affecting Americans of every gender, race and ethnicity. KSB is once again kindly hosting this event in a continuing effort to remain dedicated to providing health education and awareness to our community. Preventative health screenings such as this can help save lives and I encourage my constituents to join us November 14th.”
Yearly, $7.3 billion is spent on both direct and indirect costs associated with the care of diabetes in Illinois, which accounts for more than 10% of all health care spending. The earlier treatment begins, the easier it is to prevent the dreadful, costly and sometimes fatal side effects of diabetes.