February 2017 - Bioscience Americas

February 2017

The High Cost of Diabetes

According to the American Diabetes Association, nearly 30 million Americans have diabetes. Another 86 million have prediabetes. Diabetes and prediabetes cost the United States more than $322 billion per year. 1 in every 5 health care dollar is spent caring for people with diabetes. 1 in every 3 Medicare dollar is spent caring for people diagnosed with diabetes. Not only is the market substantial but it is growing. Twenty years ago the percentage of the U.S. population diagnosed with diabetes was [...]