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?
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.
Saturday, January 26, 2008
The cost of diabetes
From the Forbes.com article: