The American Medical Association and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have launched a multi-year national campaign to reach the more than 86 million Americans who have pre-diabetes—90 percent of whom are unaware of it—and stop the onset of Type 2 diabetes.

“More than $245 billion each year in healthcare spending and reduced productivity is directly linked to diabetes,” said AMA President Robert M. Wah, M.D., during a conference call with members of the media. “The AMA and the CDC believe it’s time to bring an end to these dismal statistics. Together we’re sounding the alarm about pre-diabetes as a serious medical condition.”

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