Silver Book Fact

Treatment of diabetes with medication and other therapy saves $685-$950 in health care costs per patient within 1-2 years.

Wagner, Edward, Nirmala Sandhu, Katherine Newton, David McCulloch, Scott Ramsey, and Louis Grothaus. Effect of Improved Glycemic Control on Health Care Costs and Utilization. JAMA. 2001; 285(2): 182-189. http://jama.ama-assn.org/cgi/content/abstract/285/2/182

Reference

Title
Effect of Improved Glycemic Control on Health Care Costs and Utilization
Publication
JAMA
Publisher
JAMA
Publication Date
2001
Authors
Wagner, Edward, Nirmala Sandhu, Katherine Newton, David McCulloch, Scott Ramsey, and Louis Grothaus
Volume & Issue
Volume 285, Issue 2
Pages
182-189
URL
Read Full Resource

Categories

  • Innovative Medical Research
  • Economic Value

Related Facts

  • Due to innovation as well as other factors, the death rate in the U.S. from diabetes decreased by 3.9% in 2007 from 2006.  
  • Losing about 4 percent of your weight and keeping it off for the rest of your life could reduce your risk for a serious complication from diabetes or from dying…  
  • A diabetes self-management education program for Medicaid recipients, consisting of a 60 minute initial individual assessment of needs, followed by 12 hours of group education on nutrition and self-management, resulted…  
  • Disease Management Program Increases Use of Diabetes Medicines and Reduces Total Health Spending  
  • The risk of developing eye, kidney and nerve disease is reduced by 40% for every 1% reduction in blood glucose levels.