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Nebraska ranks second in diabetes increase

WHO: Diabetes cases rising rapidly
Posted at 12:13 PM, Jul 30, 2019
and last updated 2019-07-30 13:13:47-04

OMAHA, Neb. (KMTV) — More than 30 million Americans have diabetes, and another 84 million have prediabetes. Nebraska ranks second in the country for the highest rate increase on diabetes over a 10-year period.

A new study by Quotewizard shows that diabetes has increased by 44 percent over a 10-year period from 2007 to 2017. The key points from the study were that diabetes cost $1 billion for direct medical bill expenses in Nebraska, and the total medical cost for diabetes in the U.S. was $237 billion.

South Dakota, Nebraska, and Kansas had the highest diabetes increases over the 10-year period, with South Dakota leading the way at 66 percent.

To read the full study, click here.