Medicare steps up its fight against diabetes

By Bob Moos, Southwest public affairs officer, U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services

Diabetes affects as many as one in four older adults with Medicare. It costs hundreds of billions of dollars to treat and results in the loss of tens of thousands of lives every year.

If we could better control diabetes, we’d be taking a huge leap toward creating a healthier America.

Diabetes occurs when your body doesn’t make enough insulin or doesn’t respond to the insulin it does make. Insulin is what your body uses to process sugar and turn it into energy.

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