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If current trends persist, it is estimated that 15.4 percent of American adults (40.3 million) might have diabetes by 2021, compared to 11.8 percent (28 million) in 2011.

Vojta, Deneen, Jeanne De Sa, Ted Prospect, and Simon Stevens. Effective Interventions For Stemming the Growing Crisis Of Diabetes And Prediabetes: A National Payer’s Perspective. Health Aff. 2012; 31(1): 20-27. http://content.healthaffairs.org/content/31/1/20.short

Reference

Title
Effective Interventions For Stemming the Growing Crisis Of Diabetes And Prediabetes: A National Payer’s Perspective
Publication
Health Aff
Publisher
Project HOPE
Publication Date
2012
Authors
Vojta, Deneen, Jeanne De Sa, Ted Prospect, and Simon Stevens
Volume & Issue
Volume 31, Issue 1
Pages
20-27
URL
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Categories

  • Cost of Disease
  • Future Human Burden

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