The True Cost of Diabetes

“Diabetes and its related complications account for $245 billion in total medical costs to include lost work and wages. This number is up from the reported $174 billion in 2010. In addition, over $500 billion of an estimated $3 trillion spent on healthcare last year was spent on conditions related to three chronic diseases: diabetes, heart disease and obesity.”

Diabetes In Control News publisher, Steve Freed offers this thought-provoking discussion of how better diabetes control can impact cost, quality of life and mortality.

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