The Problem TYPE II DIABETES MELLITUS . www.diabetes.org. 23,600,000 Diabetics. 7th Leading Cause of Death. Estimated $218 Billion. 5.2X higher medical expenditures. 71,000 amputations. 1.6 million new cases per year. Type II Diabetes is most common formFasting blood glucose >126 mg/dL (NIH)Excessive glucose levels in the blood causes health problemsTwo different causesThe body does not produce enough insulinThe body\'s cells become resistant to insulinIncreasing riskObesity and lack of ph9456
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