The Costs Section
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Availability of medical care for too many people, with Diabetes is marked by income, region, and race.

Those affected by it who have family support, education, financial resources, and access to medical insurance often chose to remain silent about their condition rather than face the stigma of being judged as being in less than perfect health.

While the poorest who suffer inadequate access to health care, are seldom acknowledged by Diabetic organizations, the government, or the media.

 

Diabetes in the real world unfortunately finds it's greatest causalities among the poor and working classes. It's highest incidences occur in Chinese, Hispanic, and Black populations. Groups that disproportionately make up the low-wage occupations that seldom offer health insurance.

Single parent families and families dealing with multiple health issues find the demands of conditions such as Diabetes overwhelming. While in rural America, most small business cannot afford to pay health benefits to workers many of whom can find only unskilled, seasonal, or part-time employment.