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In 2034, there will be 14.1 million Americans who are diabetic and eligible for Medicare.

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
  • Economic Burden

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