"What's great about this country is America started the tradition where the richest consumers buy essentially the same things as the poorest. You can be watching TV and see Coca-Cola, and you can know that the President drinks Coke, Liz Taylor drinks Coke, and just think, you can drink Coke, too. A Coke is a Coke and no amount of money can get you a better Coke than the one the bum on the corner is drinking. All the Cokes are the same and all the Cokes are good." -Andy Warhol- In 2011 nearly 26 million children and adults in the United States (8.3% of the population) have diabetes, from those 7 million people remain undiagnosed. Another 79 million people are estimated to have pre-diabetes.
The National Diabetes Information Clearinghouse estimates that diabetes costs $132 billion in the United States alone every year.