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A person with diabetes can expect to lose more than $160,000 over his or her working life, compared to a peer without the disease.

Fletcher J, Richards M. Diabetes’s ‘Health Shock’ To Schooling and Earnings: Increased dropout rates and lower wages and employment in young adults. Health Affairs. 2012; 31(1): 27-34. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22232091

Reference

Title
Diabetes’s ‘Health Shock’ To Schooling and Earnings: Increased dropout rates and lower wages and employment in young adults
Publication
Health Affairs
Publisher
Project HOPE
Publication Date
2012
Authors
Fletcher J, Richards M
Volume & Issue
Volume 31, Issue 1
Pages
27-34
URL
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Categories

  • Cost of Disease
  • Economic Burden

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