Cost of Diabetes in the United States
Total (Direct and Indirect): As of 2007, cost exceeds $174 billion
Direct Medical Costs: $116 billion
Indirect Costs:$58 billion (disability, work loss, premature mortality)
- The average medical expenditures among people with diabetes were 2.3 times higher than what expenditures would be in the absence of diabetes.
- Further published studies suggest that when additional costs for undiagnosed diabetes, prediabetes, and gestational diabetes are included, the total diabetes-related costs could exceed $218 billion in the U.S.
- The cost of caring for someone with diabetes is $1 out of every $10 in total healthcare costs.
1 - American Diabetes Association. American Diabetes Month 2010, www.diabetes.org/assets/american-diabetes-month-2010/American-Diabetes-Month-2010.pdf (PDF accessed 11/24/10).
2 - Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. National Diabetes Fact Sheet, www.cdc.gov/diabetes/pubs/pdf/ndfs_2011.pdf (PDF accessed 11/24/10).
Reviewed by Joy Pape, RN, BSN, CDE, WOCN, CFNC. 2/13
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