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The Centers for Disease Control predicts that the prevalence of diabetes will rise from approximately one in ten adults today to between one in five and one in three adults by the middle of this century.

Vojta D, De Sa J, Prospect T, Stevens S. Effective Interventions for Stemming the Growing Crisis Of Diabetes And Prediabetes: A national payer’s perspective. Health Aff. 2012; 31(1): 20-27. http://content.healthaffairs.org/content/31/1/20.short

Reference

Title
Effective Interventions for Stemming the Growing Crisis Of Diabetes And Prediabetes: A national payer’s perspective
Publication
Health Aff
Publisher
Project HOPE
Publication Date
2012
Authors
Vojta D, De Sa J, Prospect T, Stevens S
Volume & Issue
Volume 31, Issue 1
Pages
20-27
URL
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Categories

  • Cost of Disease
  • Future Human Burden

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