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1 in every 5 health care dollars is spent on diabetes and its complications.

American Diabetes Association. Economic Costs of Diabetes in the U.S. in 2012. Diabetes Care. 2013; 36(4). http://care.diabetesjournals.org/content/36/4/1033.full

Reference

Title
Economic Costs of Diabetes in the U.S. in 2012
Publication
Diabetes Care
Publication Date
2013
Authors
American Diabetes Association
Volume & Issue
Volume 36, Issue 4
Pages
1033-46
URL
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Categories

  • Cost of Disease
  • Economic Burden

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