Monday, November 30, 2009

Incidence Of Diabetes Likely To Double And Costs To Triple By 2034

“In the next 25 years, the number of Americans living with diabetes will nearly double, increasing from 23.7 million in 2009 to 44.1 million in 2034. Over the same period, spending on diabetes will almost triple, rising from $113 billion to $336 billion, even with no increase in the prevalence of obesity, researchers based at the University of Chicago report in the December issue of Diabetes Care. The number of those with diabetes covered by Medicare will rise from 8.2 million to 14.6 million, the researchers predict. Medicare spending on diabetes will jump from $45 billion to $171 billion. ‘If we don't change our diet and exercise habits or find new, more effective and less expensive ways to prevent and treat diabetes, we will find ourselves in a lot of trouble as a population,’ said the study's lead author Elbert Huang, MD, assistant professor of medicine at the University of Chicago.”

http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/172356.php

2 comments:

Sharon said...

Hi,

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Ron said...

This is not good. Diabetes is really common to us. In order to avoid this, we should have our regular medication and test using ELISA kits. We should always be careful in all the food that we eat.