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Approximately $1 in every $5 spent on health care in the United States goes to caring for someone with diagnosed diabetes, and 25 percent of Medicare’s annual budget is used on people with diabetes.

Narayan K, Echouffo-Tcheugi J, Mohan V, Ali M. Global Prevention And Control Of Type 2 Diabetes Will Require Paradigm Shifts In Policies Within And Among Countries. Health Affairs. 2012; 31(1): 84-92. http://connection.ebscohost.com/c/articles/70955655/global-prevention-control-type-2-diabetes-will-require-paradigm-shifts-policies-within-among-countries

Reference

Title
Global Prevention And Control Of Type 2 Diabetes Will Require Paradigm Shifts In Policies Within And Among Countries
Publication
Health Affairs
Publisher
Project HOPE
Publication Date
2012
Authors
Narayan K, Echouffo-Tcheugi J, Mohan V, Ali M
Volume & Issue
Volume 31, Issue 1
Pages
84-92
URL
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Categories

  • Cost of Disease
  • Economic Burden

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