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Decreased productivity due to diabetes costs an individual between $3,700 and $8,700 in yearly earnings.

Ng, Ying Chu, Philip Jacobs, and J.A. Johnson. Productivity Losses Associated with Diabetes in the US. Diabetes Care. 2001; 24(2): 257-61. http://care.diabetesjournals.org/cgi/content/abstract/24/2/257

Reference

Title
Productivity Losses Associated with Diabetes in the US
Publication
Diabetes Care
Publication Date
2001
Authors
Ng, Ying Chu, Philip Jacobs, and J.A. Johnson
Volume & Issue
Volume 24, Issue 2
Pages
257-61
URL
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Categories

  • Cost of Disease
  • Economic Burden

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