(Chicago, IL) -- Wednesday was Diabetes Awareness Day in Illinois. Diabetes is a huge health problem for some 800-thousand residents. That’s why state leaders are urging folks to get screened. State Public Health Director LaMar Hasbrouck says diabetes often leads to a whole host of other devastating health problems. The disease costs the state billions every year and is affecting twice as many residents as it did back in the nineties. Experts say up to a half-million people have the disease and don’t even know it. Sullivan Medical Center employees tested workers at Agri-Fab yesterday to help raise awareness.