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In the next 25 years, the number of people with diabetes and the cost to treat them, will both at least double.

Huang E, Basu A, O'Grady M, Capretta J. 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 E, Basu A, O'Grady M, Capretta J
Volume & Issue
Volume 32, Issue 12
Pages
2225-9
URL
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Categories

  • Cost of Disease
  • Future Economic Burden

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