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Treatment of diabetes with medication and other therapy saves $685-$950 in health care costs per patient within 1-2 years.

Wagner E, Sandhu N, Newton K, McCulloch D, et al. Effect of Improved Glycemic Control on Health Care Costs and Utilization. JAMA. 2001; 285(2): 182-189. http://jama.ama-assn.org/cgi/content/abstract/285/2/182

Reference

Title
Effect of Improved Glycemic Control on Health Care Costs and Utilization
Publication
JAMA
Publisher
JAMA
Publication Date
2001
Authors
Wagner E, Sandhu N, Newton K, McCulloch D, et al
Volume & Issue
Volume 285, Issue 2
Pages
182-189
URL
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