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Diabetes’s ‘Health Shock’ To Schooling and Earnings: Increased dropout rates and lower wages and employment in young adults

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    • A person with diabetes can expect to lose more than $160,000 over his or her working life, compared to a peer without the disease.  
    • By age 30, a person with diabetes can expect a ten-percentage-point reduction in the likelihood of being employed and annual earnings penalties of up to $6,000 when employed.