Saturday, January 26, 2008

The cost of diabetes

From the article:

The economic costs of diabetes in 2007 were estimated to be $58 billion, a figure that includes reduced productivity of both people in the labor force and unpaid workers, unemployment from diabetes-related disability, and increased absenteeism.

It's believed that about 6 million people in the United States have undiagnosed diabetes, which means the actual total cost of diabetes in 2007 may have been much more than $174 billion, the study said.

Click here to read the entire article. Might CME Providers collaborate regionally and nationally on this topic? And what about Big Pharma -- would they fund such an effort?

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