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The estimated number of physician office visits for treated diabetes increased from 25 million in 1994 to 36 million in 2007.

Alexander, Caleb, Niraj Sehgal, Rachael Moloney, Randall Stafford. National Trends in Treatment of Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus, 1994-2007. Arch Intern Med. 2008; 168(19): 2088-94. http://archinte.jamanetwork.com/article.aspx?articleid=773439

Reference

Title
National Trends in Treatment of Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus, 1994-2007
Publication
Arch Intern Med
Publication Date
2008
Authors
Alexander, Caleb, Niraj Sehgal, Rachael Moloney, Randall Stafford
Volume & Issue
Volume 168, Issue 19
Pages
2088-94
URL
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  • Cost of Disease
  • Human Burden

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