Diabetes care costs the United States more than wars, according to a report from the American Diabetes Association.
Experts found diabetes costs Americans 174 billion dollars a year. Most of the cost goes toward inpatient hospital care, because the disease makes patients so much sicker they need to be hospitalized longer.
Also patients with uncontrolled diabetes need dialysis and kidney transplants, which are both costly procedures.
Experts say more needs to be done to prevent type-two diabetes, because currently the costs are projected to go up.
Experts say people without diabetes are also paying for the disease through increased premiums and co-pays. About half of diabetics have insurance through government programs like Medicare.