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Diabetes: the invisible epidemic

Diabetes: the invisible epidemic

When tornado sirens go off or severe storm warnings are issued, they trigger a series of alarms and alerts that motivate people into urgent action. Time is of the essence and the information is heeded with careful attention.

But dangerously, diabetes, a disease that 3,800 Americans are diagnosed with each day, has not triggered anything close to a similar response. There are no breaking news updates, no alarms being sounded, no quick response to stem the momentum of the disease. Diabetes has become the epidemic that is the invisible elephant in the room.

Yet it should be impossible not to notice that it's there — it kills more Americans every year than