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Due to the combined burdens and complications of diabetes, individuals at age 60 that are diagnosed with diabetes have a reduction in life expectancy and quality-of-life years of 7.3 and 11.1 years, respectively, for men, and 9.5 and 13.8 years for women.

Gambert, Steven R., and Sally Pinkstaff. Emerging Epidemic: Diabetes in older adults–demography, economic impact, and pathophysiology. Diabetes Spectrum. 2006; 19: 221-228. http://spectrum.diabetesjournals.org/cgi/content/full/19/4/221

Reference

Title
Emerging Epidemic: Diabetes in older adults–demography, economic impact, and pathophysiology
Publication
Diabetes Spectrum
Publication Date
2006
Authors
Gambert, Steven R., and Sally Pinkstaff
Pages
221-228
URL
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Categories

  • Cost of Disease
  • Human Burden

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