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From 2009 to 2034, for the Medicare-eligible population, the diabetes population is expected to rise from 8.2 million in 2009 to 14.6 million in 2034.

Huang, Elbert, Anirban Basu, Michael O'Grady, and James Capretta. Projecting the Future Diabetes Population Size and Related Costs for the U.S. Diabetes Care. 2009; 32(12): 2225-9. http://care.diabetesjournals.org/content/32/12/2225.abstract

Reference

Title
Projecting the Future Diabetes Population Size and Related Costs for the U.S.
Publication
Diabetes Care
Publication Date
2009
Authors
Huang, Elbert, Anirban Basu, Michael O'Grady, and James Capretta
Volume & Issue
Volume 32, Issue 12
Pages
2225-9
URL
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Categories

  • Cost of Disease
  • Prevalence & Incidence

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