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The national burden of diabetes is likely to exceed $174 billion because it omits the social cost of intangibles such as pain and suffering, care provided by unpaid caregivers, excess medical costs associated with undiagnosed diabetes, and other health care expenditures categories omitted from this study.

American Diabetes Association. Economic Costs of Diabetes in the U.S. in 2007. Diabetes Care. 2008; 31(3): 1-20. http://care.diabetesjournals.org/content/31/3/596.full.pdf+html

Reference

Title
Economic Costs of Diabetes in the U.S. in 2007
Publication
Diabetes Care
Publication Date
2008
Authors
American Diabetes Association
Volume & Issue
Volume 31, Issue 3
Pages
1-20
URL
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Categories

  • Cost of Disease
  • Economic Burden

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