One of Three Kids in the United States, roughly 25 million, is considered overweight or obese.
THE EPIDEMIC OF CHILDHOOD OBESITY
SKYROCKETING INSURANCE COSTS
The Center for Disease Control recently announced that based on current trends, by the year 2030 children would be with born with Type II diabetes. According to the American Diabetes Association $174 billion was the total cost spent on diagnosed diabetes in the United States in 2007, with $58 billion for indirect costs such as disability, work loss and premature mortality. Medical expanses are two times higher for a person with diabetes than for one without, and the cost of maintaining a person with diabetes from age 14 to 80 is staggering. In 2018, the average medical cost to person with diabetes surpassed $9,600 a year, equating to over a half a million dollars in their lifetime. With healthcare costs projected to increase threefold, that number will continue to grow.