Diabetes cost America $327 BILLION last year as the rate of diagnoses rockets to record-high



Diabetes cost America $327 billion dollars in 2017 as the rates of diagnoses soared once again, new figures reveal.
Like many diseases, the overall cost of diabetes includes deaths, lost productivity and related diseases like obesity. 
But uniquely, it is one of the most expensive in direct medical costs, totaling an eye-watering $237 billion in one year, according to new figures published this week by the American Diabetes Association. 
This huge hit on taxpayers' pockets is only set to get worse, the CDC warned on Thursday with the release of a report showing 23 million Americans had the... read more

 
30 March 2018 in Health, Views: 66
Source: Daily Mail
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