Diabetes tends to go with obesity like a pint of ice cream with another pint of ice cream.
Diabetes can lead a client who seemed perfectly healthy into a whole new world of chronic disease management.
It can also lead to serious health problems, such as kidney disease, and it can make almost any other problem, including COVID-19, more deadly.
It’s also consuming a large and growing share of government spending around the world, and especially in the United States.
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) collects data on diabetes through many programs, including the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS) survey program.
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For a financial professionals, diabetes trends among people with household income over $50,000 per year may be more relevant than averages for the general population.