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Diabetes caused 176,000 cases of permanent disability in 2002–costing $7.5 billion.

American Diabetes Association. Economic Costs of Diabetes in the U.S. in 2002. Diabetes Care. 2003; 26(3). http://care.diabetesjournals.org/cgi/content/full/26/3/917

Reference

Title
Economic Costs of Diabetes in the U.S. in 2002
Publication
Diabetes Care
Publication Date
2003
Authors
American Diabetes Association
Volume & Issue
Volume 26, Issue 3
Pages
917-32
URL
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Categories

  • Cost of Disease
  • Economic Burden

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